Labor Secretary Marty Walsh called the 194,000 jobs added in September “not the best number” and admitted that the Biden administration has “work to do” to build up the economy as the country continues to struggle with the coronavirus pandemic.
“There’s no question that we have work to do. Number one, we’re still living with a pandemic, it’s a worldwide pandemic,” Walsh said on “Axios on HBO” Sunday evening.
“Also, people concerned about the Delta variant, people concerned about their personal health. We have folks that are vaccinated, folks that aren’t vaccinated, people who are vaccinated worried about the people that aren’t vaccinated,” he continued.
The 190,000 jobs added last month fell short of economists’ expectations of about 500,000.
At the same time, the