Trump quotes report says US registered strong employment figures

| Updated: Mar 09, 2017 01:13 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 8 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday quoted a report prepared by employment-oriented social networking service LinkedIn, showing strong hiring figures for the first two months of 2017. "LinkedIn Workforce Report: January and February were the strongest consecutive months for hiring since August and September 2015," Trump tweeted. According to the report, the overall hiring was down in most industries in February from January. However, employers hired 1.4 percent more workers than in February 2016. January and February 2017 were among the strongest consecutive months for hiring since summer 2015. Trump, earlier today, praised women on International Women's day and said that they are vital to the fabric of society and economy. "I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy," he tweeted. "On International Women's Day, join me in honouring the critical role of women here in America & around the world," he added. (ANI)