Biden touts ‘Build Back Better’ agenda while addressing dismal Sept. jobs report

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Joe Biden waits to speak on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, during an event announcing that his administration is restoring protections for two sprawling national monuments in Utah that have been at the center of a long-running public lands dispute, and a separate marine conservation area in New England that recently has been used for commercial fishing. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

 Joe Biden waits to speak on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, during an event announcing that his administration is restoring protections for two sprawling national monuments in Utah that have been at the center of a long-running public lands dispute, and a separate marine conservation area in New England that recently has been used for commercial fishing. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Joe Biden waits to speak on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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UPDATED 1:20 PM PT – Friday, October 8, 2021

Joe Biden addressed the disastrous unemployment numbers for September. Speaking from the White House on Friday, Biden tried to put an optimistic spin on economic recovery from the pandemic while he’s been in office.

The Democrat pointed to the drop in unemployment in the past three months by saying it has dropped faster than ever. His comments come as the latest jobs report for September showed the market added only 194,000 new jobs, which fell well below economists’ expectations of 500,000.

Biden also took the opportunity to tout his failing trillions of dollars infrastructure plans by calling for an investment and not just traditional infrastructure but so-called human infrastructure.

“But it isn’t enough just to invest in our physical infrastructure. We’re gonna lead the world like we used to,” he said. “If we’re gonna do that we also have to invest in our people. That’s what my second bill does, the Build Back Better plan.”

Meanwhile, Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda is currently stalled in the Senate amid opposition from all Republicans and from moderate Democrat lawmakers.

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