(ReliableNews.org) – The US Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its dismal jobs report for April. Dow Jones officials expected the creation of a million new jobs and an unemployment rate of 5.8%. Instead, they saw the creation of fewer than 270,000 new jobs and an increase in unemployment to 6.1%. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is speaking out about those low job numbers.
McConnell blasted Democrats during a Senate floor speech delivered on May 10. As McConnell noted, despite the recent reopening of much of the nation’s economy and widespread vaccinations, the April jobs report showed that the Biden administration could only deliver “one-fourth” the jobs experts predicted.
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Conservatives have warned that the Democrats’ push to extend the $300 weekly supplemental unemployment benefit payments would encourage some workers to stay home. The US Chamber of Commerce’s executive vice president, Neil Bradley, echoed that sentiment in a statement. “The disappointing jobs report” offered ample evidence that “paying people not to work” wasn’t working out, he said. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) warned of this exact outcome months ago.
As Bradley concluded, supplemental benefit payments resulted in roughly one-fourth of the recipients taking home more money from unemployment than they would earn back at work. It’s time for the Biden administration to wake up and quit paying people to stay at home.
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