Latest True Fact-checks in Economy Abigail Spanberger stated on June 16, 2022 in an op-ed.: “The four big meat packers are raking in record profits … ” Mandela Barnes stated on May 23, 2021 in Twitter: “Since 1978, CEO compensation rose over 1,000% and only 11.9% for average workers.” Greg Abbott stated on May 18, 2021 in an interview: “We now have more job openings than we do people who are on unemployment. We have 60% more job openings today than we did the month before the pandemic hit the state of Texas.” Lindsay James stated on May 11, 2021 in a tweet: “There are more job openings than there are people on unemployment" in Iowa. Cory Booker stated on February 9, 2021 in a statement: “There is a direct connection between discriminatory policies within the USDA and the enormous land loss we have seen among Black farmers over the past century." Sarah Godlewski stated on January 9, 2021 in Twitter: “It wasn’t all women that lost jobs (in the December jobs report), it was mostly Black and Latina women. In fact, white women gained employment.” Kim Reynolds stated on January 7, 2021 in a news conference: Before COVID-19, “more Iowans (were) working than at any other time in our state history." Facebook posts stated on October 25, 2020 in a post on Facebook: Joe Biden “wants to get rid of something called ‘stepped up basis’” that reduces inheritance taxes. Chris Hayes stated on July 7, 2020 in a TV segment: "Higher education is one of America's strongest export sectors. Over 1 million international students studied at American universities, (in the) 2018-19 school year. They contributed over $40 billion to the economy.” Sara Meaney stated on May 24, 2020 in a TV interview: “Since the week ending March 14, Wisconsin actually saw a drop in tourism spending compared to last year of $1.7 billion.” Jack Whitver stated on April 7, 2020 in an email newsletter: Before COVID-19, “Iowa had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, and many employers were scrambling to find qualified employees to fill their job openings.” Bernie Sanders stated on December 19, 2019 in the Democratic debate in Los Angeles: Real wages "went up last year 1.1%." Jim Justice stated on October 16, 2019 in a Facebook post: Says a new annual report shows that "West Virginia’s tourism industry has grown for the second consecutive year, reversing years of decline and outpacing national growth by 58 percent." Donald Trump stated on July 9, 2019 in Twitter: "Food Stamp participation hits 10 year low." Ron Johnson stated on May 6, 2019 in a tweet: "99.4% of businesses in Wisconsin are small businesses," and they employ "nearly half of our workforce." Donald Trump stated on April 27, 2019 in a rally: "The unemployment rate for Wisconsin workers has reached historic lows. It’s never been this low before, ever, ever, ever." Elizabeth Warren stated on April 22, 2019 in a CNN town hall in New Hampshire: Speaking of the financial crisis that gained traction in 2007, "I talked about it to anyone who would listen, a crisis is coming." Daniel Riemer stated on February 17, 2019 in a TV interview: "About 80 percent of (the manufacturing and agriculture) tax credit goes to claimants who are making $1 million or more." E. Gordon Gee stated on January 14, 2019 in an op-ed: West Virginia has "the nation’s lowest workforce participation rate, which hovers around 50 percent, when the national average is about 63 percent." Bobby Scott stated on February 7, 2019 in a speech.: "Today’s minimum wage worker making $7.25 an hour has less buying power than a minimum wage worker in the 1960s." Mike Romano stated on November 8, 2018 in an op-ed: "In 2017, West Virginia’s $43,469 median household income was $16,867 below the national average, ranking 50th." Richard Ojeda stated on November 27, 2018 in a tweet: At General Motors, CEO Mary Barra "took home almost 22 MILLION DOLLARS last year alone (295x your company's average employee)." Jason Smith stated on November 9, 2018 in a tweet: "In fact 7 out of 10 new jobs in America are created by small businesses." West Virginia Republican Party stated on September 29, 2018 in a tweet: "Middle-class income rose to a record level in 2017 as the strong economy lifted the fortunes of more Americans." West Virginia Republican Party stated on September 14, 2018 in a tweet: "West Virginia added the highest percentage of new construction jobs in 2017 in the United States, at 14.4%. This amounted to 4,300 additional jobs! In fact, #WV was the only state with double-digit growth!" Donald Trump stated on September 29, 2018 in a rally in Wheeling, W.Va.: "Household income among Hispanic Americans has just set a new record high." Ann Wagner stated on August 27, 2018 in a tweet: "Since passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Walmart 'increased their starting wage to $11/hr & has given about $400 million in bonuses.'" Tim Kaine stated on July 21, 2018 in a debate.: "The national economy was strong in its largest expansion of private sector jobs before President Trump came into office." West Virginia Republican Party stated on August 10, 2018 in a tweet: "For only the second time since 2000, there are more job openings than Americans who are unemployed." West Virginia Republican Party stated on August 8, 2018 in a tweet: "The American economy is continuing its longest monthly streak of job growth in history, with 3.9 million jobs added since President Trump was elected."