Murphy: “Biden’s Abysmal Jobs Report Exposes Weakness of 'America Last' Agenda

September 3, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) shared the following statement in response to President Biden’s disastrous August jobs report. Liberal economists had forecasted 728,000 job gains for the month of August, but Biden’s economy only delivered 235,000 jobs – falling way short of expectations:

“President Biden’s abysmal August jobs report exposes the weakness of his ‘America Last’ economic agenda, said Murphy. “By paying people not to work, President Biden has disincentivized workforce participation and severely hindered our economy. Now American families and small businesses are paying the price.

To be clear, our country has roughly 10 million available jobs, yet 8.4 million Americans remain unemployed. With a surplus of open jobs and demand for workers being higher than ever, we should be hitting record job numbers each month. Instead, this awful jobs report underscores the utter failure of this Administration’s backwards economic policy that pays Americans not to work, decimating small businesses across the nation. Even CNN referred to Biden’s report as a ‘big disappointment’, while CNBC said the devastating numbers were ‘terrible news for the real economy.’ It is far past time for liberal lawmakers to stop paying people not to work and instead join Republicans in putting our nation back on the road to economic recovery.”