U.S. Adds 266,000 Jobs In April, Less Than Expected | Morning Joe | MSNBC 1

U.S. Adds 266,000 Jobs In April, Less Than Expected | Morning Joe | MSNBC

 

The Department of Labor has released a report showing the U.S. economy added 266,000 jobs in April, far fewer than their one million estimate. NBC's Stephanie Ruhle discusses the report.

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    1. @Just Me the baby boom era was also the industrial revolution era! If republicans keep fighting infrastructure we’re really screwed. Mitch McConnell had no problem letting russians come to kentucky to create jobs but he sure has a problem with American democrats creating jobs.

    2. If you are over 16- 17 years of age and are working for minimum wage you need to look in the mirror and not to your government.

    3. @HotrodsnRock It’s hard to believe many business owners still pay minimum wage to anyone over 18. Every business owner I know says that absolutely no one is irreplaceable so I guess there are plenty of adults out there who will work for minimum wage. I also know a few farm workers who get paid minimum wage – for physically tough work and long hours. I’m very thankful for these worker’s. Without them, no one would have food. There job is very important to society. I’d say just as important as healthcare or any other community service.

    4. @Paula Gray were screwed no matter what, if you want to go spend your great grand childrrens money that’s what we are doing with all the worthless dollars the fed is issuing, who do you think will work the infrastructure jobs, I see help wanted at places paying well over 15.00 per hour and no takers, I know people offering 20 per hour to just now lawns and can’t find anyone and they have been advertising a year for a non skilled job , i was a union worker and we have been hiring for 5 years and couldn’t fill our positions starting over 50 k per year ,I see jobs everywhere skilled and non skilled paying well over minimum wages and no applicants and when you do you get a guy, he works 2 weeks and disappears and is on unemployment, so it’s not that we currently don’t have good paying jobs, we don’t have any applicants to fill them, adding more infrastructure jobs , that also will include unskilled workers in bidens plan, finding the labor force is going to be a huge challenge and just isn’t there and has been shrinking for years, that’s why trucking companies are wanting to get into self driving trucks because of the driver shortage that’s been there for several years and why factories are trying to automate more because no applicants.

    5. @Paula Gray I have worked for unions and non unions in skilled and unskilled jobs , I have never seen any job that wasn’t replaceable , the fact bosses think every one is replaceable has been true for years and it was more true years ago because there were enough workers to always retrain someone who thought they were not replaceable when needed and things kept going without a hitch ,, today is no different except , we have a lot of people who really don’t want to work or just want to work enough to get back on unemployment, when I grew up we worked from age 5 or 6 on the farm picking crops and milking cows and running machinery even before being a teen ager, you were working before school and after school and school was a break , we worked all summer picking crops detassiling corn , helping other farmers and we were taught about money and new working bought you things , most high school kids I was in school with worked every summer all summer ,working hard at a young age made a lot of people better off taught skills and some decided college was a better route ,
      I see no work ethic being taught today and all the low paying jobs we see people complain about today like in farming and landscaping ,we did as high school kids when I was young ,kids today would never even show up to work all day baling hay and picking melons like we did. And it is sad to see so many people with no desire to do anything but watch Netflix, play Nintendo and smoke pot .

  1. Some businesses are still allowing people to go inside their restaurants. They are just taking drive thru orders!

  2. I don’t think those numbers are considered “profits” until the company pays expenses like rent, salaries, operations experience etc

    1. @George Bruce The best way to make money is to create a fraud University, then get about 7,000 students, then scam $45 million dollars from them. It worked for Trump. It might work for you, as long as your only purpose in life is to lie, cheat and scam.

    2. @George Bruce how did all the comments go in this direction from the clip here? wasn’t this clip about jobs?

    3. @Jax Green Jelly Dragon BOTS! They’re everywhere trying to scam ppl out of money. Ever since Trump came into politics, average people scamming other average people became normalized in America. There isn’t enough oversight to stop it on social media.

    1. @Thomas Armsworthy Jr One month does not an administration’s achievement or lack of same make. Assuming it does, is like claiming there’s no global warming because on one day 20 inches of snow has fallen in your neighborhood. Now you wouldn’t claim that, would you? You’d recognize that when the average low daily winter temperature in your locality rises three degrees in thirty years, that was a significant statistic, while the 20 inches of snow was a blip. Let’s see how Pres. Biden does over time, shall we?

    2. @Craig Democrats are generally for lockdowns while republicans are against them. Democrats are for giving people more unemployment and republicans aren’t. These are both large reasons people aren’t going back to work. What drugs are YOU on?

  3. People are still reticent to return to work until Covid is more contained. Can’t blame them.

    1. @Republicans are terrorists explain to them that vaccines work and they should get vaccinated.

    2. @Thomas Armsworthy Jr President Biden is amazing. He’s already accomplished far more to benefit this country than dumpy lumpy did his entire life, let alone during his stolen presidency. Yup election fraud is real. 2016 proved that. Glad we all wised up and kicked the disgusting blubber to the curb. Now we just need to find a ball gag big enough to fit in his disgusting hole.

    3. Here comes the reality train and the attempt to cover it up..
      No matter how much braindead joe says and what the media attempts to portray, the jobs report is a disaster and it will continue to get worse..biden lived off the last fruits of President Trump’s administration and now…
      Its over…
      Prices are going to go continuously upward, taxes will get higher and impact everything and we are going to sink into inflation and toward a recession…inevitable..
      There is no going back toward President Trump and using him as an excuse..

  4. Full time. We need a 40hr work week again. corporate America did this to themselves for being so cheap alll these year’…

    1. Exactly. The GOP came in with the “right to work” legislation and gave employers the right to call 30 hours a week without benefits a full time job. People started working 2-3 jobs to compensate for the losses.

    2. @mike briganti Perhaps if the fascist dictatorial regime that MAGATS and GQP are so desperately seeking, you will be correct and getting to work in one of the camps yourself. Great point you’re making there.
      I would love to watch you support your family on $7.25/hour even working 2 or 3 part time jobs. It would be good practice for your time in the camps.

    3. @Thomas Armsworthy Jr
      “A job”? At $7.25/hour your going to need more than “a job” if you’re going to need to eat and have a roof.

    4. Corporate America chased me out of the workforce under globalist republican Trump. I work part time and make more money than I did working for corps. I’m hoping corps become corpses. We need to remove the imbecilic GOP “too big to fail” companies. Pres Herbert Hoover, who caused the 1929 depression, coined that term to protect his wealthy banker friends.

    1. Here comes the reality train and the attempt to cover it up..
      No matter how much braindead joe says and what the media attempts to portray, the jobs report is a disaster and it will continue to get worse..biden lived off the last fruits of President Trump’s administration and now…
      Its over…
      Prices are going to go continuously upward, taxes will get higher and impact everything and we are going to sink into inflation and toward a recession…inevitable..
      There is no going back toward President Trump and using him as an excuse..

  5. wait a minute, let me get this right, so companies are now increasing their wages to attract workers because they can’t find any but these same companies pushed back bigly on increasing the minimum wage because it was too costly? So it wasn’t that they couldn’t afford a $15 minimum wage they just did not want to pay it. got it!!!

    1. @Kathleen Pogue I pay them on how they perform not by some set minimum wage by a government that gets rich off my money anyways. Liberalism is a disease not a party!! This is America you choose your lifestyle. Everyone has the same opportunities in life just some may come harder than others. Just because someone says you should get 15$ an hour doesn’t mean it should happen. You are not equal to me and I’m not equal to you.

    2. @Rad tech, so you are a business owner? You sound so angry and selfish. Your comments remind me of the cartoon character Scrooge McDuck, who never wants to shell out a penny. Wow!

      People are going to apply for better paying jobs than ones that pay less. That’s just factual. If you are a good employer, and want good employees, then you should pay them decent wages. They should want to work for you and do a good job. If not, you can fire them and find better employees, right? Happy employees will get you better results for your business, from customer service to better products. You will have reliable employees longer, too. It’s a win-win.

      Coming off the bat like “screw you guys,” and yet “come work for me,” just doesn’t make for a good business plan. All my friends and family who have successful businesses are respectful to their employees and clients. They pay them well. They are appreciated by all and their business thrives due to their reputation and products. The Bezos of the world are rich, but treat their employees like crap. Sure, some of them make a bunch of money, but they are despicable and despised. Just saying…

    3. @Rad tech don’t bother with these people, every thing is just in theory or ideas for them. They’ve never owned a small business or worked intimately with small business owners or even understand the work and determination it takes to keep your business afloat, even without the government deciding your wages. It’s no use because everything for them
      Is about feelings and everyone should be equal. They’re just victims of propaganda and poor education system.

  6. A lot of the service sector won’t be able to return until all the office workers are back in the office….they get fast food and visit restaurants for lunch. I’m betting this will be revised upwards next month, a lot of smaller businesses never report on time.

    1. Except that, unlike in Japan, where I live, American office workers are not returning to their offices, even if they can, in the same numbers as before. Why rent all that space at exorbitant prices in the city, when your workers can do the same work in their pajamas at home, save on gas, have more free time by tele-commuting, etc.? Here in Japan, we are facing higher COVID infection rates and the third emergency declaration because the government has not figured out a distribution system for the vaccine (they’ve approved only Pfizer), didn’t order enough special syringes and thinks, according to a high government official, that the reason the number of cases is still low compared to Europe and the USA is that Japan has a superior culture to that of the West, the “it will just go away because we’re exceptional” view of virus prevention, so beloved by former Pres. Trump. The problem is that even in the emergency, people are going to work in the same droves (rush hour trains at 180% of official capacity) as in pre-pandemic times because their bosses won’t allow them to or they don’t want to work at home, a thousand sq. ft. being a typical apartment for a family of four. Basically, every single person is wearing a mask these days in Tokyo, but when your mouth is three inches from the other person’s nose on the train, Dr. Fauci would remind us, you’re going to spread the virus if you have it, mask or no mask. It’s easy to understand why many Americans might choose to stay home in a room they can have to themselves to work in and amazingly survive without their custom-made, $9.00/hour barista blended coffee concoction. I wouldn’t assume that the service sector will bounce back to what it used to be in central city areas, at least not until the tourists return and that’s a long way off, I fear.

    2. Here comes the reality train and the attempt to cover it up..
      No matter how much braindead joe says and what the media attempts to portray, the jobs report is a disaster and it will continue to get worse..biden lived off the last fruits of President Trump’s administration and now…
      Its over…
      Prices are going to go continuously upward, taxes will get higher and impact everything and we are going to sink into inflation and toward a recession…inevitable..
      There is no going back toward President Trump and using him as an excuse..

    3. And tip based jobs in restaurants are allowed to be below minimum wage in many of the complaining States.

  7. If you make more drawing unemployment than making on a job that tell you these companies need to reevaluate themselves.

    1. It was done on purpose by congress, they purposely made unemployment higher than real wages

    2. Here comes the reality train and the attempt to cover it up..
      No matter how much braindead joe says and what the media attempts to portray, the jobs report is a disaster and it will continue to get worse..biden lived off the last fruits of President Trump’s administration and now…
      Its over…
      Prices are going to go continuously upward, taxes will get higher and impact everything and we are going to sink into inflation and toward a recession…inevitable..
      There is no going back toward President Trump and using him as an excuse..

  8. Experts scratching their heads: “Why don’t the peons want to resume slaving away at Caesar’s Palace?”

    1. Go work in Afghanistan or China. Then if you don’t like the pay here in america

    2. @Thomas Armsworthy Jr china sentenced a banker profiting from slavery rings to death. The US government is protecting those same slavery rings.

  9. So we have to understand that many ppl are parents and they don’t want to put their kids at risk. Ik ppl are not this lazy there is always a story behind these numbers

  10. You know there’s a real labor shortage, when big business has to resort to raising wages. Things are getting real when they are in desperation mode like that!

  11. Lack of available/affordable childcare is an issue too. Many places closed down or limited numbers around me

    1. Biden will make child care a govt welfare program, and your kids will be taught that boys can be girls and girls can be boys. and that rich don’t pay enough in taxes

  12. Some of this is because schools are still not back on normal scheduals. My daughter’s school has opened twice now, only to close down again, when there’s another outbreak.

  13. I know a few people who have left jobs they hate and are actively looking. Taking the time to find something they actually want to commit to. Covid-19 made them realize life is too short to do something you hate for a living. Don’t blame them.

  14. There are some of us that are in our late 50’s, who had no intention of leaving our jobs. I was making a decent wage with great benefits in my area. I found it harder to be hired at my age, or find work that pays anywhere near what I had. I did create a job with our local Co-oop, but my pay and hours will be less than even the 70%, that I receive in UI, and doesn’t start until mid-May. I’m thankful for the UI support to help balance finances while I find my footing as well as get fully vaccinated. There is no perfect answer to any of this.

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