Biden claims record job creation — here are the facts and context
President Joe Biden claimed the first two years of his presidency marked record job growth following Friday’s employment report. Here are the facts about his job record and how it stacks up with that of the previous three presidents.
The economy gained 223,000 jobs in December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning, a strong number that shows the labor market has remained resilient even as the Federal Reserve drives up interest rates to tame inflation. The unemployment rate also dipped to an ultralow 3.5%.
After the report, Biden claimed...