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Jobs Report Disaster: Joe Biden Misses Goal of 2 Million Jobs Created in First 100 Days

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Punchbowl News reported Friday morning that senior White House staffers were watching the jobs estimates of created 700,000 jobs, eager to promote the record number of jobs created during Biden’s first 100 days.

“If the U.S. economy adds 700,000 jobs in this latest report, that will be 2 million new jobs in the first 100 days of the new administration,” the report read, “Joe Biden would be the first president to reach 2 million jobs in that time period.”

The White House had already scheduled an 11:30 a.m. event for the president to deliver remarks on the jobs report before leaving Washington, DC, for a weekend at his home in Delaware, presumably to celebrate the gigantic milestone.

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Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were also scheduled for an economic briefing and a meeting with his jobs cabinet on Friday afternoon. Press Secretary Jen Psaki scheduled a press briefing with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, presumably to trumpet the great economic news.

But the job numbers report showed Friday that unemployment ticked up to 6.1 percent and only 266,000 jobs were created in April. Previous job gains were also revised down.

On Thursday, Joe Biden boasted of his record in creating jobs, with anticipation of further gains.

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