The following article, ICYMI: Poor First Jobs Report Under Biden Shows Black Women Were Hurt Most [Details], was first published on Flag And Cross.
Under Joe Biden, jobs reports will always look anemic. Everybody knew that that would be the case when they put another Democrat in the White House.
Wonder how black Americans feel about voting for Joe after his first couple of weeks?
The first jobs report of the Biden administration saw black women the hardest hit by a slumping labor market.
Even though the nationwide unemployment rate fell in January, the unemployment rate for black women jumped from 7.7 percent to 9 percent, the biggest increase among demographic groups reported by the Department of Labor.
Asian unemployment also jumped in January. The rate went from 5.8 to 6.6 percent. The Department of Labor does not separate Asian unemployment by sex.
From Fox News:
Biden revealed the federal government will purchase an additional 100 million doses of vaccine each from Pfizer and Moderna as part of its effort to ramp up the unprecedented vaccination drive. Even with the acquisition of more vaccine supplies, Biden warned that distribution will take time and other precautions, such as wearing masks, should remain a priority for Americans.
“The brutal truth is, it’s going to take months before we can the majority of Americans vaccinated – months,” Biden said. “In the next few months, masks, not vaccines, are the best defense against COVID-19. Experts say that wearing masks from now just until April would save 50,000 lives that otherwise would pass away if we don’t wear these masks.”
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