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President Joe Biden was defiant in reaction to the grim jobs and unemployment report released Friday.
“Today there is more evidence that our economy is moving in the right direction, but it’s clear we have a long way to go,” he said.
The president dismissed media commentary pointing out the disparity between the estimated job creation numbers and the jobs actually created in April.
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President Joe Biden blamed former President Donald Trump on Friday for a devastating job numbers report in April.
“When we came in, we inherited a year of profound economic crisis and mismanagement on the virus,” Biden said, alluding to Trump.
The jobs report showed unemployment rose in April for the first time since April 2020, when the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic first began.
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President Joe Biden defended his decision to extend increased checks to unemployed workers, despite a crushing jobs report showing unemployment rose last month for the first time since April 2020.
“Today’s report just underscores, in my view, how vital the actions we’re taking are,” Biden said. “Checks to people who are hurting.”
Biden’s bill extended additional $300 per week payments to unemployed workers, on top of state unemployment checks, into September of 2021.
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