Unemployment Rate INCREASES, Numbers ‘Way Worse Than Expected’. Talk Of Inflation Grows.
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks during a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate with 40 world leaders at the East Room of the White House April 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030.
Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images

The economy appears to be struggling under President Joe Biden, according to the new jobs report that was released on Friday morning.

Top lines from financial reports:

  • CNBC: “Hiring was a huge letdown in April, with nonfarm payrolls increasing by a much less than expected 266,000 and the unemployment rate rose to 6.1% amid an escalating shortage of available workers. Dow Jones estimates had been for 1 million new jobs and an unemployment rate of 5.8%.”
  • BLOOMBERG: “The numbers are out, and on the top line they are way worse than expected. Something seems very off: only 266,000 jobs created in April, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.1%, according to the report.”
  • AXIOS: “Economists were hoping for a figure roughly 1 million jobs larger — making this the biggest miss, relative to expectations, in the history of the payrolls report.”

The black unemployment rate increased, 18,000 manufacturing jobs were lost, no construction jobs were added, unemployment for Americans without any college education increased, and women had a net loss in jobs.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said that nearly 10 million Americans, 9.8 million to be exact, remained unemployed in Biden’s economy.

A report from CNN warned that “if you haven’t felt [inflation] yet, it’s coming.” “You can expect higher prices for toilet paper, diapers, soft drinks, plane tickets, a tank full of gas,” CNN Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans said. “Whirlpool is raising prices of some of its appliances by up to 12%.”

The Wall Street Journal reported that many business owners say that they are struggling to find workers, which could deal a serious blow to Biden’s economy.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce directly blamed the Biden administration’s stimulus spending for the worsening economy, saying that he was paying people to not work.

“The disappointing jobs report makes it clear that paying people not to work is dampening what should be a stronger jobs market,” the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said. “One step policymakers should take now is ending the $300 weekly supplemental unemployment benefit. Based on the Chamber’s analysis, the $300 benefit results in approximately one in four recipients taking home more in unemployment than they earned working.”

Here is a sample of how news organizations across the political spectrum handled the news:

  • Fast Company: “Sorry, but today’s jobs report sucked. Here’s what you need to know”
  • The New York Times: “The Jobs Report: The Boom That Wasn’t”
  • The Washington Post: “Economy picked up just 266,000 jobs in April, well below expectations as economy struggles to rebound”
  • Yahoo News: “April jobs report: Payrolls rose by 266,000, sharply missing estimates, as unemployment rate increased to 6.1%”
  • Slate: “The Jobs Report Was Shockingly Bad. Please Don’t Overreact.”
  • Vox: “Don’t freak out about the jobs report yet”
  • Fox Business: “US hiring sharply misses expectations in April with just 266,000 new jobs added”
  • CNN Business: “Major disappointment: America added way fewer jobs than expected in April”
  • Axios: “U.S. adds just 266,000 jobs in April, far below expectations”
  • MSNBC: “Job growth in April falls short, jolts debate over Biden’s plans”
  • Newsweek: “Joe Biden’s April Jobs Report Posts Biggest Miss During Presidency”

This is a breaking news story, refresh the page for updates.

Create a free account to join the conversation!

Already have an account?

Log in

Got a tip worth investigating?

Your information could be the missing piece to an important story. Submit your tip today and make a difference.

Submit Tip
Download Daily Wire Plus

Don't miss anything

Download our App

Stay up-to-date on the latest
news, podcasts, and more.

Download on the app storeGet it on Google Play
The Daily Wire   >  Read   >  Unemployment Rate INCREASES, Numbers ‘Way Worse Than Expected’. Talk Of Inflation Grows.