Watch: Psaki Looks Panicked as She’s Told Horrific Jobs Numbers on Live TV, Says She ‘Can’t Comment’
Job growth in November was disappointing, which means the overall economy is still down a few million jobs since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday that employment only rose by 210,000 in November. This is well below the numbers that economists were expecting. According to U.S. News, economists were estimating 573,000 jobs would be created in November.
The overall unemployment rate only fell 0.4 percent, from 4.6 to 4.2 percent, as CNBC reported.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki made an appearance on MSNBC on Friday morning, and when she heard the jobs numbers report, she avoided answering questions.
“Well I know this sounds a little archaic, but I can’t comment on them until 9:30,” Psaki said.
This came after Psaki said on the show that economic issues were the most pressing concerns of the administration. She also claimed that the $2 trillion Build Back Better plan from President Joe Biden would actually help things.