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Biden Praises May Employment Gains
President Biden on Friday hailed job growth recorded in the U.S. last month, attributing the progress to his American Rescue Plan and Americans’ willingness to adhere to pandemic measures.
This morning we learned that in May, our economy created 559,000 new jobs. Unemployment rate fell to 5.8% and wages went up for American workers. That means we have now created over two million jobs in total since I took office. No other major economy is gaining jobs as quickly as ours. And none of this success is an accident. It isn’t luck. It’s due in no small part, first of all, the cooperation of the American people in responding to my effort to get Covid under control, wearing masks initially and getting vaccinated. And it’s no small part to the bold action we took by passing the American Rescue Plan.
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