As Americans enjoyed their most expensive Thanksgiving dinner thanks to Joe Biden, job growth for November was also a big turkey.
The Biden economy added a scant 210,000 jobs in November, well under the estimated 550,000.
It’s not the first time the monthly jobs report has been abysmal.
The November jobs report once again failed expectations.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) December 3, 2021
Economy Competing With COVID
Some slow but sure economic growth was being seen over the summer as the number of COVID-19 cases were dropping around the nation. But that didn’t last.
The Labor Department also reported that there are still 3.9 million fewer jobs than before the onset of the pandemic last February.
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University of Michigan Economist Justin Wolfers said of the report, “Today’s employment report is doubly disappointing, because the reference week occurred just as it looked like Covid was on the retreat. This was a moment for people to return to malls and to return to work. The Covid-related news has only gotten worse since then.”
The November jobs report are a disaster, again.
Everything Democrats touch, they destroy.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) December 3, 2021
Not All Bad News
There was a bit of a silver lining in the economic cloud. The labor force participation rate, the percentage of the population that is either actively employed or actively looking for work jumped to 61.8%.
Some of the industries seeing the largest increases in job numbers included professional and business services with 90,000, transportation and warehousing with 50,000, and construction at 31,000.
But even with the impending holiday shopping season, retail was down by 20,000.
Biden’s disastrous November jobs report is the worst of his time in office. It is clear: Democrats’ build back broke agenda is failing American families.https://t.co/5xTnwMX5JP
— GOP (@GOP) December 3, 2021
COVID And Inflation
To make matters worse, the depressing jobs report comes on the heels of yet another COVID variant, Omicron, being discovered. How governments react will the most significant issue for the economy.
Couple that with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, who testified before a Senate committee earlier this week, saying that not only is inflation here to stay, but it will continue to get worse.
Joe Biden wasted no time patting himself on the back for the anemic economic recovery, tweeting, “Today we have incredible news that our unemployment rate has fallen to 4.2% – a level experts didn’t expect us to achieve until 2024. We’ve created 588,000 jobs per month on average this year – a record. America is back to work, and our jobs recovery is going strong.”
Today, we have incredible news that our unemployment rate has fallen to 4.2% – a level experts didn’t expect us to achieve until 2024.
We’ve created 588,000 jobs per month on average this year – a record.
America is back to work, and our jobs recovery is going strong.
— President Biden (@POTUS) December 3, 2021
Democrats also did a victory dance, claiming they are the “party of job growth.”
Make no mistake, Democrats are the party of job growth. pic.twitter.com/lE0cKKaqHV
— DCCC (@dccc) December 2, 2021
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