Labor Secretary Marty Walsh joined “Varney & Co.” Friday to reply to the May jobs report, which fell wanting expectations, detailing a 61.6% labor participation with 559,000 new jobs added. However when pressed on why many GOP-led states are doing higher with job creation and economic restoration than their Democrat-led counterparts, Walsh was unable to reply, saying he did not “have the information in entrance of [him.]”
MARTY WALSH: We have seen over 540,000 jobs added within the final 4 months right here in america. We have seen the best development within the final 40 years in our economic system. We have seen individuals going again to work. We’re popping out of a pandemic… We’re getting in the fitting course.
We nonetheless have a methods to go, however we’re getting in the fitting course. And I do not really feel we must be penalizing individuals that are not working now.
FOX BUSINESS HOST STUART VARNEY: However these GOP-run states, all 25 of them are doing properly. In truth, most of them are doing higher than the 25 Democratic states, that are nonetheless maintaining the $300 per week.
WALSH: Effectively, I imply, I am not going to get right into a debate with you on that proper now as a result of I haven’t got the information in entrance of me. I’d in all probability argue that I would not agree with that assertion…
However I’m targeted on what we’re speaking about as we speak, is the job plan. I am speaking concerning the development that we’ve got been speaking about, that President Biden’s plan is working. We’ll proceed to maneuver ahead right here.
We noticed development in hospitality and leisure and eating places, the biggest development for the final two months. And that is a great factor. Quite a lot of the eating places and companies that we’re saying that folks aren’t coming again to work due to the $300 are literally in these industries.
And we’re seeing these industries coming again, which is a good factor to do for our nation, to see these industries coming again, seeing hospitality come again, seeing journey come again. It is nice to see that.