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Jobs growth has been driven by vaccination rates, not expiring unemployment benefits, says the White House

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks to reporters at the White House

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The White House on Friday said expiring state unemployment benefits haven’t been a driving force in job growth. 

“We don’t see any evidence in the available data that some states ending unemployment benefits early had any impact on today’s incredibly strong numbers,” Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during a press briefing.  

Payroll growth accelerated in July with 943,000 jobs added, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That topped economists’ forecasts for 870,000 jobs. 

President Joe Biden on Friday said the report demonstrated that the “Biden plan” was working. 

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