Saddened by Jobs Gains, Nets Dismiss Report as Illegitimate Amid COVID Spike

Curtis Houck | July 2, 2020
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Released on Thursday (instead of Friday due to the Fourth of July weekend), the June jobs report shattered expectations with 4.8 million added jobs and the unemployment rate falling to 11.1 percent. Predictably, the broadcast network evening newscasts were distraught, so they resorted to implying the report was illegitimate due to recent spikes across the country in coronavirus cases.

ABC, CBS, and NBC tag-teamed to boast of a “reality check” because the report came “with a big catch” because “the latest tally was taken before the recent spike in coronavirus cases” and that meant “the economy could take another hit.”

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