White House: Jobs report shows 'we are not in a recession'

White House: Jobs report shows ‘we are not in a recession’


White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre pointed to Friday’s July jobs report as evidence that the United States is experiencing an economic “transition” and is not headed for a recession.

Jean-Pierre received a number of questions at Friday’s briefing about the report, which showed nearly 600,000 new jobs being added to the economy over the past month, far outpacing projections.

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“The strong labor market is what we’re looking at,” she told reporters when asked if Friday’s report proves “that there won’t be a recession on the horizon.”

“Because of the strong labor market, and that being one of the many economic indicators, shows us that we are not in

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