Healthy U.S. job market: How big a political edge for Trump?

  • Hiring jumped up last month.

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. hiring jumped last month, and many people began looking for work, showing that the economy remains robust despite threats from China’s viral outbreak, an ongoing trade war and struggles at Boeing. The strong job growth gives President Donald Trump more evidence for his assertion that the economy is flourishing under his watch. It may also complicate the argument his Democratic presidential rivals are making that the economy isn’t benefiting everyday Americans.