Capitol Report: The Trump Scoreboard looks pretty good — if he’d only talk about it

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The indicators MarketWatch picked at the start of the Donald Trump presidency to measure how effective the U.S.’s 45th presidency was are looking pretty good, though the commander-in-chief isn’t making that the closing message in the run-up to the midterm elections on Nov. 6.

The 250,000 nonfarm jobs created in October take the total number of new positions created during his time in office to 4.05 million, with a median of 190,000 jobs per month.

Read: Wages rise at fastest pace in nine years as U.S. adds 250,000 jobs in October

MarketWatch uses the average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory workers to measure pay, and the 12-month change in that series jumped to 3.2%, a nine-year high.

Even with the rough October, the gain in the S&P 500 SPX, -0.63%  , including dividends, is 25.3% since Trump stepped into the Oval Office.

Trump’s closing midterm message has focused on immigration and the threat posed by a so-called caravan approaching the U.S. from Central America.

Read: President says he’s ordered ‘massive cities of tents’ as asylum plan being finalized

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