Jim Sciutto Presses Labor Secretary On Disappointing Jobs Report: ‘Second Month in a Row Where It’s Not a Good Number’

CNN anchor Jim Sciutto pressed Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on Friday over the release of a disappointing jobs report for the month of September.

The United States added just 194,000 jobs last month, far short of the 500,000 figure projected by economists. The unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent in September from 5.2 percent the previous month.

“This is the second month in a row where it’s not a good number for the country, for the administration,” said Sciutto “Why another miss here?”

Walsh replied:

This is a complex report. When you take a deep dive into this report, and we did it this morning, you look at areas like hospitality and retail where we gained 74,000 jobs. The expectation was much higher. But When we looked at the reason for that,
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