Headline RoundupJune 5th, 2020

May Jobs Report Better Than Expected

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The U.S. economy added a record 2.5 million jobs in May, after losing more than 22 million jobs between March and April, while the national unemployment rate dropped from 14.7% in April to 13.3%. Experts widely projected the economy to lose roughly eight million more jobs in May, and for the unemployment rate to approach 20%. Media on all sides framed the report as surprisingly positive, with coverage from right-rated outlets generally crediting relaxed lockdowns for the encouraging numbers and praising a seemingly faster-than-expected economic rebound. Many reports, especially from left-rated outlets, also focused on the fact that 13.3% is still a very high unemployment rate.

Featured Coverage of this Story

More headline roundups

AllSides Picks

More News about Economy and Jobs from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right