The Trump administration has announced a jobless website aimed at combating “false” job numbers.
The president on Thursday announced the new site, called JobMob, which is being used to provide data and information on “job seekers, job opportunities and opportunities for businesses, individuals, and businesses-related information”.
Trump says the jobless site will be available to the public starting Friday.
The site will include “information, tips and resources for businesses and individuals seeking to fill the gaps in their employment information”, according to a statement from the White House.
Trump said the site will help “people who are struggling to find work” to “identify jobs that fit their skills and qualifications”.
He said the jobseekers website will be the first such service to be launched by the Trump administration.
The White House said the service will be open to anyone who wants to apply for jobs.
“We want to make sure people can come to the White Houses office and get help,” said Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to the president.
“And if they are looking for jobs, they can get information on what the jobs are and the opportunities.”
She added that Trump has ordered that the White house office of the deputy secretary of labor be established to oversee the launch of the website.
“The White House Office of the Deputy Secretary of Labor will be in charge of ensuring the job seekers information and resources are accessible to Americans who are seeking jobs,” she said.
The Trump presidency has been plagued by accusations of rampant unemployment and joblessness in recent months, with many politicians and business leaders pointing to a recent CNN report which said 1.2 million jobs were vacant nationwide and that more than one million Americans were in part-time or temporary jobs.
The CNN report said that the number of people unemployed was nearly 2.6 million and that 1.4 million Americans had given up looking for work.
But a White House official told CNN that the Trump White House has not seen a data showing the joblessness rate is higher than the job growth rate over the past few years.
CNN said the Whitehouse data, which was based on an average of four surveys, showed a 3.2% unemployment rate among people aged 16 to 24.
The data also showed a 5.2 percent unemployment rate for those aged 25 to 54, 5.4 percent for those 55 and over, and 4.3 percent for people over 65.
According to the US Census Bureau, the US unemployment rate fell from 5.6% in January 2017 to 5.3% in August 2018.