266,000 jobs were created in the United States in April.
On most days, that would be a good revelation.
However, the monthly jobs report, while positive, showed a job market that was not as robust as March when close to 800,000 jobs were created.
The message from President Biden when addressing the American People:
Do not panic. Readers should also click here to watch Nobel Prize Economist Paul Krugman emphasize that very point. Remember 266,000 jobs were created, not lost.
Think Long Term.
The American Rescue Plan is meant to last a year, not 60 days.
Republican talking points of a labor shortage are mostly hogwash.
It is essential to Build Back Better with his Blue Collar Jobs Blueprint by passing the American Jobs and Families Plans in Congress.
Among the President's comments on the April Jobs Report were:
"When we came into office, we faced a once in a century and once in a generation economic crisis. We knew this wouldn't be a sprint. It would be a marathon. Quite frankly, we're moving more rapidly than I thought we would."
"When we passed the American Rescue Plan, I want to remind everyone that it was designed to help us over the course of a year, not 60 days."
"It's clear we have a long way to go. Overall our economy has added over 1,500,000 jobs since I took office. That's the most jobs created in any three months in any Presidency in our history."
"It (the job's performance) is a testament to our new strategy of growing this economy from the bottom up and the middle out. It's a clear testament to why it's so needed... Our efforts have started to work but the climb is steep."
"Let's keep our eye on the ball...Today's report makes clear. Thank goodness we passed the American Rescue Plan. Help is here. And more help is on the way. And more help is needed."
"Our economy still has eight million fewer jobs than when this pandemic started. The data shows that more workers are looking for jobs and many can't find them...There are millions of Americans out there through no fault of their own have been knocked flat on their back this past year. The virus stole their jobs and I am determined to give them a fighting chance."
"The (American) Rescue Plan is to get us back to where we were. But that's not nearly enough. We have to Build Back Better. That's why we need the American Jobs (with rebuilding the nation's infrastructure) Plan I proposed...to win the future of the Twenty-First Century."
"As my wife, Jill says, any nation that out educates us is going to out-compete us...Think about it. How much better off is the country if we have tens of thousands of graduating seniors from high school and beyond going to get two years of community college. Wouldn't that increase our capacity significantly..."
"This month's job numbers show we're on the right track. We still have a long way to go. as I said my laser focus is on growing the economy and creating jobs. My laser focus is on vaccinating our nation...My laser focus is...making sure working people in this country, hardworking people are no longer left out in the cold. They're gonna get a share of the benefits from the rising economy. It's been a long time since that happened. I call my plan the Blue Collar Blueprint for America."
"We still have a job to do in Washington. The American People are counting on us."
The President also announced that the first allotments of aid to state and local governments will be going out later this month and that will help bring back jobs to workers (firefighters, police, and sanitation workers) that were laid off due to budget cuts.
President Biden's approach should have the desired effect of bringing people (preferably the nonwhite nationalists) who thought Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump cared about them back into the Democratic Party.
Because Biden actually really cares about them whereas Reagan and Trump did not.
Plus, his American Jobs and Families Plans will actually help them whereas the Reagan and Trump tax cuts did not and Republican obstructionism led by Enemy of the People Mitch McConnell will not.