The U.S. economy added back 531,000 jobs in October as hiring strengthened while the latest Covid wave receded. The unemployment rate fell to 4.6% and annual wage growth accelerated to 4.9%. All three headline numbers came in hotter than expected. Yet the jobs report sent the Dow Jones rising to a record high in early Friday stock market action.
Joe Biden said in a speech on Monday that Americans receiving unemployment benefits must either take a job that is “suitable” or lose their benefits, as he encouraged states to reinstate a pre-pandemic policy of requiring people to search for work.
“We’re going to make it clear that anyone collecting unemployment who is offered a suitable job must take the job or lose their unemployment benefits,” Biden said at the White House.
Today he bragged about his comeback!
President Biden touts positive jobs report and attributes it to success of his stimulus:
"This did not happen by accident or just because. We laid the foundation for this recovery with my American Rescue Plan." pic.twitter.com/v83aJFLuiC
— The Recount (@therecount) November 5, 2021
But the reality is that the recovery is made mostly from the states that are led by GOP governors who didn’t impose totalitarian rules on their citizens!
17 of the top 20 states for recovering jobs from the pandemic are led by Republican governors:
Full chart via Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Another way of looking at it is the top 14 best states for recovering jobs lost were all led by GOP governors.
Natalie Dagenhardt is an American conservative writer who writes for Right Journalism! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington. She is a “constitutional conservative”.