Editorial: Trump helps jobs in Oklahoma

President Trump is already having a positive impact on Tulsa and Oklahoma.

The latest employment figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission show that unemployment in the state has dropped from 4.7 percent a month ago to 4.6 percent.

That’s good news.

And there is no reason to think that trend won’t continue.

The stock markets have soared since Trump, a pro-business advocate, took office in January. Businesses that have been shackled by the oppression of the Obama Administration are now willing to expand after eight years of virtually no growth.

Putting former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency was a giant signal that Trump was serious about facilitating economic growth by cutting bureaucratic red tape and unnecessary rules that choked business.

Trump’s approval of the Keystone Pipeline not only will create thousands of jobs but it will help Canada, perhaps our best ally, and make America less dependent on sources of energy from countries that hate us.

Nine other states saw similar jumps in employment over the second month of Trump being in office.

Oklahoma’s adjusted percentage of unemployment in February 2016 was 4.8 percent and Oklahoma gained 2,900 jobs in February. These jumps in job growth are more than welcome in Oklahoma, which has been in a slump due to Obama’s foreign policies and his directives against domestic energy (coal, natural gas and oil). And Trump has just gotten started. He plans to level the playing field on fair trade and that will create jobs in America. He wants to bring back manufacturing jobs and end the departure of companies that plagued us during the Obama regime.

Optimism is building in America.