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May Jobs Report Surprises as Economy Continues Tumbling 

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At this point, given the qualifiers and the quantifiers, our nation should be booming.

We are chronologically smack-dab in the sweet spot of pandemic recovery, where business are largely operating at pre-COVID capacities, travel bookings are rising, and Americans have plenty of options for getting back to work.  Yet still, for some reason, our economy continues to spiral out of control.

And that’s even with a rather spectacular May jobs report.

The U.S. economy added 390,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.6 percent, the Department of Labor said Friday.

Economists had expected the economy to add 323,000 jobs and the unemployment rate to tick down to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent. The range of forecasts by economists surveyed by Econoday was between a gain of 250,000 to 370,000.

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The data has arrived the same week that Biden administration began what appears to be their apology tour, with various government officials finally admitting that they botched the baby formula crisis and completely miscalculated inflation.

The President himself has suggested that there is still plenty of work left to be done to get the economy back to where it ought to be, but one has to wonder just who has work left to do when the jobs report looks like this.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.