Biden, Evers lead jobs gains, unemployment declines

According to federal and state economic data, the United States and Wisconsin continue to see strong economic indicators, particularly on the unemployment front. Let’s break down the numbers under Democratic President Joe Biden and Democratic Governor Tony Evers.

  • According to the US Department of Labor, employers added 428,000 jobs in April, with the unemployment rate remaining at just 3.6%, the lowest since the start of the pandemic.
  • Wisconsin’s economy also had the highest gross domestic product in history during the 4th quarter of 2021, at nearly $307 billion.

No one is suggesting that the economic situation is secure enough for every family in America.

That’s why congressional Democrats and the Biden administration are taking steps to limit the impact of inflation by cutting costs and quickly addressing challenges like baby formula shortages. Republicans opposed and strongly criticized the Biden plan and voted en masse against legislative action to curb the baby formula shortage in May.

The only apparent Republican plan to fight inflation is one developed by Florida Sen. Rick Scott, backed by Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, which would raise taxes on 32% of Wisconsin residents and put Social Security and health insurance on the chopping block.

“Getting better, but not yet where it should be” can be a difficult argument to make when it comes to economics. But there’s no denying that President Biden and Governor Evers successfully led a quick return to work.

Whichever way you slice it, that’s a good thing — for the families who are back at work and for the Democrats on the ballot this year nationally and in Wisconsin.