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Joe Biden balanced putting a brave face on the disappointing September jobs figures today with a warning that if Congress doesn’t pass his two flagship infrastructure bills “we risk losing our edge as a nation”.
Speaking in Washington moments ago, the US president said the addition of 194,000 jobs last month – far fewer than expected and the second month of disappointing growth as the coronavirus Delta variant and a tight labor market appeared to be holding back hiring – showed the trend of growth “is solid”.