Across the country, local news outlets are reporting how Biden’s historic economic recovery has led to another consecutive month of historic job growth and record low unemployment in several states.
In September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- 17 states had unemployment rates at or below 3 percent.
- 11 states and the District of Columbia either set new records or matched records for their lowest unemployment rates since the state data series began in 1976.
- In all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the unemployment rate decreased or remained unchanged from a year earlier.
These data are further evidence that President Biden’s economic agenda is working and that the US economy is moving from a historically strong economic recovery to steadier and steadier growth.
Read below for a sample of local coverage.
VKBT (CBS La Crosse, VI): Wisconsin unemployment rate below national average Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is below the national average. According to data released today by the White House, the rate in Wisconsin is 3.2%. The national average is 3.5 percent. In a one-on-one interview with the News on Nov. 8, one of President Biden’s economic advisers says Wisconsin’s economy is strong. Jared Bernstein also touted the president’s work to reduce the deficit by a record $1.4 trillion. “Wisconsin is a good example of where we have an unemployment rate of close to three percent in the state, a lot of people are working, which means they’re getting paid, and that’s also good news for deficit reduction, so we’re glad to see that,” he said. Jared Bernstein, member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.
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