The May jobs report wasn’t horrible, but it fell short of expectations. This is the second month in a row that the report has been short.
Democrats and the media will try to make all kinds of excuses for Biden but that won’t work.
At the end of the day, Biden is left holding the bag.
‘It Is a Miss’: Employment Numbers Fall Short Again in May Jobs Report
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly report Friday detailing the uptick in Americans returning to work, though the numbers are still lower than expected.
Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 559,000 in May, bringing the unemployment rate down 0.3 percentage points to 5.8 percent. Noteworthy workforce gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, public and private education, and healthcare and social assistance. The total number of unemployed persons fell 496,000 to 9.3 million.
While it’s good to see Americans getting back to work, the general consensus projected was closer to 670,000, a whopping 100,000 more jobs than what manifested last month. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as only 266,000 new jobs were created in April while the initial consensus foreshadowed nearly 1 million.
Even CNN couldn’t spin this as great news and had to admit it was a miss. Watch:
CNN host and WaPo columnist scramble to explain away another disappointing jobs report:
"It is a big number historically speaking, but it is a miss." pic.twitter.com/dAyFi9x0Hd
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 4, 2021
Biden and Democrats own this.
Construction LOST 20k jobs in May. Awful jobs report.
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) June 4, 2021
Republican congressional leaders are blasting President Joe Biden after the May jobs report fell about 100,000 jobs short of estimates.https://t.co/hG7VdTUHht
— Newsmax (@newsmax) June 4, 2021
The May jobs report shows the Biden economy is faltering and failing America’s workers.
— GOP (@GOP) June 4, 2021
The May jobs report is another miss, with 110,000 fewer jobs than expected.
Biden is squandering the recovery he inherited.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 4, 2021
Democrats would make Trump own this if he was still president.
Now it’s their responsibility.