They are trying to pull a fast one over Americans.
Following the White House publishing a graphic of President Biden creating more jobs than any other president, many social media users took aim at the graph.
The post –– published on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook –– boasted that “under President Biden, the economy has created more jobs per month than under any other President – ever.” The statements follow a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that showed payroll employment increased by 199,000 in December, falling far below the 422,000 projected by economists.
Although the figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics are accurate, the data was void of crucial context.
And while creating more jobs than any other president is one of Biden’s favorite talking points, his statements don’t consider labor-force growth or that plenty of the jobs “created” were mere restorations after the staggering pandemic job losses.
Instead, a deeper assessment of Biden’s job creation reveals that his administration is short 5 million jobs from the peak achieved before the pandemic and that unemployment is still lower than rates reached in December 2019.
Part of this lack of context drew ire from social media users, who quickly noted that the White House spin on job creation was failing.
The post was widely criticized, with commenters taking aim at its accuracy.
One user responded by saying, “They weren’t created!!! They were allowed to return.” While another added, “Jobs rebounding from your shutdown doesn’t constitute as jobs created. How about inflation and it being the highest ever? What about those who struggle with heating their homes and the lower/middle class and those on SS?”
Many also mocked the Biden administration’s attempt at twisting the data.
One commenter asked, “This is a joke right?” Another continued, “I do have to say one thing this administration is great at is skewing charts and graphs.”
The graph also followed Biden’s defense of the economy under his watch, saying that there had been “a lot of press coverage about people quitting their jobs” before saying that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that “Americans are moving up to better jobs.”