Jobless claims rose by 45,000 in the past week, despite increased reopening of the U.S. economy. America may be starting to experience the impact of President Joe Biden’s economy-crushing policies as the nation seeks to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last week, American jobless claims stood at 725,000. This week, jobless claims rose to 770,000 according to the Department of Labor.
The number stands at a high level considering additional states have rolled back pandemic restrictions. Breitbart reported the highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending February 27 were in Pennsylvania (6.1), Alaska (5.6), Nevada (5.4), the Virgin Islands (5.1), Connecticut (5.0), New York (4.7), Rhode Island (4.5), Illinois (4.4), Massachusetts (4.4), and California (4.2).
What is contributing to these high jobless claims despite lowered COVID-19 restrictions? Biden’s first two months in office reveal numerous job killing actions beginning to stunt American job growth.
During his first week in office, President Biden ended more than 11,000 jobs through his executive order to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline project. Thousands of additional jobs were ended the same week through his executive order to halt construction of the Trump border wall.
In late January, Fox News reported the president’s moves to restrict oil and gas development is projected to end 60,000 jobs—just in New Mexico. That’s seven percent of the state’s workforce. In Louisiana, the state’s oil and gas industry expects to lose 48,000 jobs.
Biden has already also signed an order to increase the minimum wage for federal workers to $15 per hour. His proposal to expand the effort nationwide as part of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill was removed to pass the stimulus. Why? Many fear raising the minimum wage will hurt those who need jobs the most, eliminating more low-paying jobs to compensate for the wage hike.
The president has also supported a nationwide version of California’s disastrous AB 5 law that restricts freelance work. If passed, experts agree the act will put millions of Americans out of work. An estimated 59 million Americans work in freelance jobs, many of which could be eliminated if the bill passes.
And if there are any jobs Biden hasn’t destroyed by these actions, he’s importing tens of thousands of immigrants who will need jobs if they stick around. This means fewer jobs for more people. The result will be higher unemployment and joblessness, destroying American greatness and the nation’s way of life.
With 14,000 immigrant youth in Border Patrol custody and 100,000 illegal immigrants entering just in February, many estimate we’ll see one million new neighbors in 2021. We can add most of those one million people to the jobless claims list as well, more than doubling the current number.
Biden’s jobless claims are unfortunately likely only the beginning. Americans are facing a growing combination of increased job loss alongside increased gas prices, housing costs and other types of inflation.
The nation stands in desperate need of leadership to turn America’s situation around. The midterms cannot arrive quickly enough to offer the nation’s voters an opportunity to choose candidates who will help undo the damage of the Biden job assassination program.