The White House, bragging about Biden job wins, is generating backlash on social media

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Social media users resisted a graphic published online by the White House on Friday claiming that President Biden had created far more jobs than any other commander in chief.

“Always,” the Post boasted.

The graphic, which appeared on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, was released just hours after a disappointing job report that showed the December hiring had fallen well below expectations.

While the US Bureau of Labor Statistics figures appeared correct, the raw data showed no important context.

The discussion point that Biden created more jobs than any other president is a favorite of his – but it doesn’t take into account population and workforce growth or the fact that many of the jobs recently won have been lost during a sharp decline due to the coronavirus. Pandemic in the employment relationship.

US COOL HIRE IN DECEMBER AS THE ECONOMY ONLY ADDS 199,000 JOBS

The economy is still 5 million jobs below its pre-pandemic peak, according to Politifact.

Social media users were quick to point out what many interpreted as a White House spin.

“What world do you live in ?!” wrote one commentator along with several laughing and clown emojis.

“That’s a joke, is not it?” another wrote.

A third said, “I have to say, one thing this government is great at is skewing the charts and graphs.”

President Biden speaks on the 2021 job report in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 in Washington.

President Biden speaks on the 2021 job report in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 in Washington.
(Associated Press)

“Who’s here for the comments, lol,” joked another user.

“I don’t think ‘created’ means what you think it does …” someone else posted.

President Biden returns a greeting as he and First Lady Jill Biden board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Friday, January 7, 2022.  The Bidens went to Colorado and then to Nevada.

President Biden returns a greeting as he and First Lady Jill Biden board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Friday, January 7, 2022. The Bidens went to Colorado and then to Nevada.
(Associated Press)

Biden defended the economy under his supervision on Friday.

“There has been a lot of coverage in the press about people quitting their jobs,” he said from the White House. “Well, today’s report tells you why – Americans are moving up to better jobs. This is the recovery I have promised and hoped for the American people. “

While in the last report of the year economic experts had expected 400,000 new jobs, it was a dismal 199,000.

A recruitment sign is seen outside an Accurate Personnel employment agency office in Buffalo Grove, Illinois on December 3, 2021.  One of the fastest years of job creation in US history stumbled across the finish line in December.

A recruitment sign is seen outside an Accurate Personnel employment agency office in Buffalo Grove, Illinois on December 3, 2021. One of the fastest years of job creation in US history stumbled across the finish line in December.
(Associated Press)

Nevertheless, the unemployment rate remains low – as Biden often emphasizes – at 3.9% compared to 4.2% – the lowest level since the beginning of the pandemic.

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The labor market had picked up momentum after a delta-induced slowdown in the summer, but the latest number represents the second straight month of worse-than-expected growth, after upwardly revised gains of 249,000 in November and 648,000 in October. The last time job growth was this slow was in December 2020 when employers cut 306,000 jobs.

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