The State Department’s top diplomat, Jen Psaki, believes the government has made “two steps forward and five steps back” on the economy since President Joe Biden took office. Inflation is at an all-time high, and shop shelves are projected to become increasingly bare, but at least they’re moving forward.
Unemployment claims have fallen below 300,000 for the first time in over 20 months. When President Biden took office, the four-week average was over 60% lower. On average, 600,000 new jobs are created each month, ten times the rate we inherited. Also, the unemployment rate has dropped below 5%, 18 months earlier than analysts had projected earlier this year.
According to Psaki, thanks to this administration’s efforts, America is leading the globe in economic recovery, and we’re in the midst of a great year of growth. Today, President Biden’s meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced an unprecedented one-time contribution to the African Union of nearly 17 million Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses. The African Union’s unusual regional purchase of J&J will be given across the continent in the following weeks.
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The 40th Annual National Police Officers’ Memorial Service will be conducted on Saturday in the United States Capitol. It honors the 491 law enforcement officers who died in the course of duty between 2019 and 2020. This year’s commemoration is especially poignant since it witnessed the tremendous bravery of the police officers who helped preserve the Constitution nine months ago.
According to Psaki, we are aware that the President has made additional funding available under the Rescue Plan to assist law enforcement agencies that have been particularly severely affected at this time. Moreover, she also acknowledged the critical contribution done by law enforcement on the front lines of the epidemic and in the battle against the rise in gun violence. Also, he will visit a daycare center in Connecticut, where he will stress the need to invest in childcare and preschool.
According to Psaki, the President will pay a visit to a Connecticut child care center today as part of a ceremony commemorating the opening of the University of Connecticut’s Dodd Center for Human Rights. Under the President’s Build Back Better Agenda, parents earning up to 150 percent of the state’s median income will pay no more than 7% of their income for childcare. Free daycare will be provided to low-income families.