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Biden hails January jobs report, waves off inflation question

2023-02-03T15:47:10Z

President Joe Biden on Friday hailed a jobs report for January that showed 517,000 jobs were created, saying it was a sign that the U.S. economy is strong.

In remarks at the White House, Biden said inflation continues to come down and real wages are going up. He dismissed a question as to whether he was responsible for the high rate of inflation, saying it was high when he took office two years ago.

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U.S. President Joe Biden arrives to speak about the economy and the January jobs report, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 3, 2023. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the economy and the January jobs report, during brief remarks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 3, 2023. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque