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President Joe Biden said Friday that his new American Jobs Plan — the first of a two-part package – could lead to the creation of 19 million new jobs.
According to Bloomberg, Biden seemed to be citing a recent Moody’s Analytics report that projects 19 million jobs could be added over the next decade if the infrastructure plan passes; however, it also estimates that 16.3 million jobs would be added over the next decade from a combination of organic job growth jobs and the already-passed American Rescue Plan.
In his Friday remarks, Biden also said that almost 90% of the infrastructure jobs could be filled by people without a college degree.
A March analysis from Morning Consult found that, during the coronavirus pandemic, more educated Americans saw their confidence rebound and grow. The same could not be said for lower-wage, less-educated workers, who feared for their ability to hold onto a job. Higher-educated Americans felt confident enough to ask for pay increases, the analysis showed.
Biden’s remarks were tied to Friday’s jobs report, which saw the economy add 916,000 jobs, far outpacing economists’ expectations of 660,000.
While different unemployment measures dropped amidst the good jobs news, the country still has …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics