CLAIM – President Joe Biden declared during the State of the Union Address (State of the Union Address) that he created more jobs than the next president in just four years.
THE VERDICT IS MOSTLY FALSE. Although many jobs were created during the Pandemic-era economic lockdowns, former President Donald Trump encouraged the opening of the economy. “Biden is comparing his monthly jobs record for the first two years of his term to the full four-year or eight-year terms of the six previous presidents,”According to Washington Post.
Biden likens apples to oranges. Biden is comparing apples and oranges by including future time for which there are no job data.
Most importantly, the majority of jobs are not for women. “created” during the Biden presidency were jobs that were reopened as the pandemic’s shackles on the economy were taken off. It took a while for the economy to reach the levels of employment that were reached during Trump’s administration before the pandemic.
In addition, Biden’s first two years in office have benefited from Trump-era policies, such as trying to open up the economy so businesses can hire workers and various impacts from stimulus packages.
Biden’s January job numbers were strong, however. American added 517,000 jobs in January. “The median forecast by analysts surveyed by Econoday was for 185,000 jobs, which would have been a steep decline from the 223,000 jobs initially reported for December,” Breitbart News’s John Carney reported.
Biden’s speech comes as Monday polling shows fewer than four in ten — under 40 percent — Americans say the state of the union is strong, while fifty-eight percent say it is not strong.
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