United States President Joe Biden said Friday that America’s private sectors have recovered from all job losses during the pandemic, making it the “fastest and strongest jobs recovery in American history.”
Biden said more jobs had been created in the second quarter of this year.
“In the second quarter of this year, we created more jobs than in any quarter under any of my predecessors in the nearly 40 years before the pandemic,” Biden said.
Biden also said that more Americans have worked in the private sector under his administration than under Donald Trump’s presidency.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the number of private-sector employment in June was 140,000 higher than in February 2020.
The bureau said job growth in June occurred in professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and health care. The professional and business services sectors recorded a 74,000 increase in employment. The leisure and hospitality sectors added 67,000 jobs, while health care recorded 57,000 more employments.
The unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent, with 5.9 million unemployed people in June.
According to the bureau’s data, 7.1 percent of workers teleworked amid the COVID-19 pandemic, while 2.1 million were unable to work because of business closures.
Biden said America’s current job market has well-positioned the country to tackle global challenges such as inflation and economic fallout caused by the war in Ukraine.
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