US Politics

Biden aide hails new US jobs data, saying president’s economic plan is ‘clearly working’

Selling voters on Biden’s economic agenda will be crucial to his re-election hopes this year

Joe Biden, US president. Despite a string of positive economic data in recent months, US polls show voters largely disapprove of Biden’s handling of the economy. Picture: Getty

A top aide to Joe Biden, the US president, said there are growing signs Americans are feeling the strong economic conditions that have been showing up in the data for months, reconciling a disconnect between indicators and surveys of sentiment.

“It’s clearly working and there’s even some promising evidence that folks are beginning to feel it,” Jared Bernstein, who chairs Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers, told reporters on Friday, touting a strong jobs report that ...