Biden Bits: “It Was a Great Year”…

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President Biden’s public schedule for 01/05/2024:

9:00 AM
Presidential Daily Brief
The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Closed Press
10:00 AMIn-Town Pool Call Time
In-Town Pool
11:00 AMOut-of-Town Pool Call Time
Joint Base Andrews Overhang Out-of-Town Pool
11:55 AM
Leaves the White House
The President departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn Open Press
12:15 PM
Leaves Joint Base Andrews
The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route to New Castle, Delaware
Joint Base Andrews Out-of-Town Pool
1:00 PM
Leaves New Castle, Delaware
The President and The First Lady depart New Castle, Delaware en route to the Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania
Out-of-Town Pool
1:20 PM
Arrives in the Philly area
The President and The First Lady arrive in the Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania
Out-of-Town Pool
3:15 PM
Campaign Remarks
The President delivers remarks at a campaign event; The First Lady attends
Open Press
5:50 PM
Leaves the Philly area
The President and The First Lady depart the Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania en route to New Castle, Delaware
Out-of-Town Pool
6:10 PM
Arrives in New Castle, Delaware
The President and The First Lady arrive in New Castle, Delaware
Out-of-Town Pool

President Biden Delivers Remarks Near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (from the Joe Biden YouTube) @3:15 p.m. D.C., time:

Other live feeds:

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Jobs Report Tweet

From Friday…

Statement from President Joe Biden on the December Jobs Report:

This morning’s report confirms that 2023 was a great year for American workers. The economy created 2.7 million new jobs in 2023—a year when the unemployment rate was consistently below 4 percent—more jobs than during any year of the prior Administration.
 
The strong job creation continued even as inflation fell to the pre-pandemic level of 2 percent over the last six months, and key prices have fallen over the last year—for a gallon of gas, a gallon of milk, toys, appliances, car rentals, and airline fares. American workers’ wages and wealth are higher now than before the pandemic began, adjusting for inflation.
 
I won’t stop fighting for American workers and American families. I know that some prices are still too high for too many Americans, and I am doing everything in my power to lower everyday costs for hard-working Americans—from bringing down the price of insulin, prescription drugs, and energy, to addressing hidden junk fees companies use to rip you off, to calling on large corporations to pass on savings to consumers as their costs moderate. And I will continue opposing efforts by Congressional Republicans to shower massive giveaways on the wealthy and big corporations, cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, and block us from lowering costs for American families.

White House.gov. 01/05/2024.

BLS.gov said Friday:

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 216,000 in December, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment continued to trend up in government, health care, social assistance, and construction, while transportation and warehousing lost jobs.

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The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for October was revised down by 45,000, from +150,000 to +105,000, and the change for November was revised down by 26,000, from +199,000 to +173,000. With these revisions, employment in October and November combined is 71,000 lower than previously reported. (Monthly revisions result from additional reports received from businesses and government agencies since the last published estimates and from the recalculation of seasonal factors.)

BLS.gov. 01/05/2024.

New York Times Econ/Business Reporter Ben Casselman said:


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