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Several MS leaders blame Democrats for disappointing employment numbers

MS Senator Roger Wicker is blaming Democrats for the rising unemployment rate.

“Today’s employment numbers are a direct product of Democrat policies. Unnecessary lock downs, school closures, and excessive unemployment benefits are unnecessarily depressing the economic recovery,” Wicker said on Twitter.

The expected hiring boom in April hasn’t happened.  Employers added only 266-thousand new jobs, and there’s a growing shortage of available workers.  The unemployment rate rose to 6.1%, well below the April 2020 peak of 14.7%.  But it’s still about twice the pre-crisis level.

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith expressed her disappointment:

Congressman Michael Guest echoed those sentiments:

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