RNC: ‘Worst Jobs Report of Joe Biden’s Presidency’ – Biden: 2021 Added ‘Most Jobs in Any Calendar Year by Any President’

Craig Bannister | January 7, 2022 | 4:45pm EST
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On Friday, while RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel declared December’s Bureau of Labor Statistic (BLS) jobs report the worse of Joe Biden’s presidency, Biden touted the positive records set during the full year of 2021.

Following Friday’s release of the latest monthly BLS report, McDaniel issued a statement noting the disappointing level of job creation in December – and warning that the Biden Administration’s ongoing efforts to force small businesses to fire unvaccinated employees will hurt employment:

“On the same day of the worst jobs report of Joe Biden's presidency, he is fighting at the Supreme Court for his unconstitutional vaccine mandate that would force small businesses to fire workers. Biden and the Democrats do not care about the harm they're causing Americans – from rapidly rising prices on everything from gas to groceries to job-killing mandates, to a pandemic they promised to shut down. Joe Biden doesn't care and the American people are paying the price.

“Key Takeaways:

  • Today’s jobs report provides little consolation to the 3.6 million Americans who lost their job during the pandemic and have yet to get it back.
  • The economy added back just 199,000 jobs in December, less than half the jobs economists had predicted.
    • This is the worst jobs report of the year – December saw the fewest jobs return since Biden took office.
    • In four of the past five months, the economy has added far fewer jobs than expected.”

Meanwhile, in a series of tweets, Pres. Biden celebrated the administration’s accomplishments for the full year detailed in the BLS report.

  • “Today, the nation’s unemployment rate fell to 3.9%. That’s the sharpest one year drop in unemployment in U.S. history.”
  • “Record job creation. Record unemployment declines. Record increase in people in the labor force.”
  • “We added 6.4 million jobs last year. That’s the most jobs in any calendar year by any president in history.”

As reported following Friday’s release of the monthly BLM report, there is, indeed, both good news and bad news in the latest employment picture.

The Labor Department's final employment report of 2021 shows steady improvement since January a year ago. But, labor force participation remains a concern, as does the number of Americans counted as not in the labor force -- not working and not looking for work, for whatever reason. Those are just two of the Labor Department measures of economic health that have not rebounded to their pre-pandemic levels.



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