When President Donald Trump declared a national emergency for the federal government on Friday, he declared that the federal workforce was at “record levels” and that “millions of Americans are looking for jobs.”
But while he called the workforce a “national disgrace,” it’s unclear exactly how many jobs have been lost or whether more are in jeopardy.
The White House did not immediately provide the number of federal employees in jeopardy, though an official estimated that nearly 2 million people were in the federal job market in May, the first month of Trump’s presidency.
The numbers are still coming in, though, as employers and workers alike scramble to find the workers they need to keep pace with the country’s growing population and economic growth.
“We’re going to be out of business,” said Matt Breen, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, which represents nearly 40,000 companies.
The industry is in turmoil, he said.
Many companies are hiring only for temporary jobs, while others are hiring workers who have never worked at a company before.
Trump has pledged to create a “land of opportunity” but he has not yet been able to create an infrastructure for a new wave of job creation.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a national civil rights group, said the numbers have been disappointing and that Trump’s administration has not done enough to support the workers and businesses that need to thrive.
“There is no one in this administration who can help create a safe, secure and thriving economy for all Americans,” the group said in a statement.
Trump’s new National Security Strategy, published Thursday, said that the “defence of our country is critical” and outlined steps the government could take to “ensure the continued stability and prosperity” of the economy.
The president has vowed to rebuild the military and “make America great again.”
The strategy also said the government would “ensur[e] and advance all elements of the American economy.”
Breen said that while he believed the government needed to step up and support workers, he was disappointed that Trump has not made any real progress to make the economy stronger.
“It’s really hard for us to understand what the president’s agenda is,” Breen told The Associated Press.
“What he is doing is doing things like signing executive orders, he’s doing things that are just a complete waste of money.
He’s spending $100 billion on the wall and not even getting paid for it.
We can’t even fund it and he’s spending millions of dollars on the border wall and he won’t even be paying for it.”
He said it’s “a little bit shocking” that Trump is not investing more in infrastructure.
Trump promised during his presidential campaign to make infrastructure a top priority.
His administration has made no progress in that effort, though the president has already proposed hundreds of billions of dollars for projects in the near term.
A senior administration official said that Trump wants to spend $1 trillion over the next decade on projects that would create jobs, increase the national debt and improve public schools.
But the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the administration is not releasing the numbers, said it was “unrealistic” to expect Trump to “start making real progress” on infrastructure.
In his executive order, Trump also said that “every American” must have “the ability to participate fully in our democracy,” something Breen described as “a very important thing” to do.
He added that Trump also wanted to “support workers” and “help them be able to take care of their families” and not “reject the American dream.”
But he said the administration’s efforts are “a waste of time” and have not helped create jobs.
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: We need a national security strategy that builds on the success of the  election,” Trump said in his executive orders.
Our infrastructure is in crisis. “
Our economy is in a mess.
Our infrastructure is in crisis.
Our people are looking around for jobs, for work, but they’re not getting them.”
Many people in the country who work in the industry have been laid off.
For example, the Department of Labor reported that more than 13,000 manufacturing jobs have disappeared from the U.S. over the past five years.
And while the economy is expected to expand for a second straight year, it’s forecast to contract by just 2.5 percent in 2018.
That’s because the federal minimum wage has risen and companies have seen their payrolls decline.
But many of those workers who are laid off are still looking for work.
“The economy is going in the wrong direction, but the problem is, you know, nobody knows where to find workers,” said Jennifer Stansbury, president and CEO of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Association. “If