NY Times Downplays June Jobs Report, Complains Market Is ‘Solid’

NewsBusters | 7/8/2019 | Staff
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The liberal media don’t want to give President Donald Trump positive coverage on anything, including the economy. The New York Times’ reluctance was obvious as it downplayed the June jobs report which smashed expectations with 224,000 jobs.

The Times quickly tamped down any economic enthusiasm.

Neil - Irwin - Economics - Correspondent - Times

Neil Irwin, senior economics correspondent for The Times, wrote on July 5, “Just because the employment numbers take some of the ‘imminent recession risk’ off the table doesn’t mean they signal all is well in the American economy.”

His headline fretted, “The Good News: The Jobs Market is Solid. The Bad News: The Jobs Market is Solid.”

Irwin - Effect - Details - Jobs - Report

Irwin continued, “In effect, some of the details within the jobs report tend to confirm that in recent months the progress toward creating an economy that works for more Americans has stalled.”

He complained about wage gains in particular and about the number of people looking for work.

Water - Report - Irwin - Development - Americans

Trying to pour more cold water on the report, Irwin wrote, “A really positive development would be for more Americans who have been on the sidelines of the labor force — neither working nor looking for work — to find employment. But progress on that front has also stalled.”

His article skipped over the media’s failed predictions about the jobs situation. The June jobs report was more evidence Trump’s trade war with China isn’t having as severe an impact on the economy and labor market that the media predicted in June.

Bloomberg - News - Media - Warnings - Milquetoast

Bloomberg News exemplified the liberal media’s warnings after the milquetoast May jobs report. It’s headline proclaimed “worst may be yet to come for U.S. jobs as trade war intensifies.”

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