US jobs growth picked up again in May following what were widely regarded as disappointing April figures. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that 559,000 non-farm payroll jobs were added in May. They also revised April’s figures slightly upwards to 278,000 jobs added.
This means that President Joe Biden has seen non-farm payroll jobs increase by 1.56% in the 4 full months since he took office. That is 0.41% points higher than last month.
We can see this represents a further widening of the gap with Donald Trump. Trump had seen a job growth rate of 0.46% at this point in his presidency.
The difference between Biden and Barack Obama has also widened further. Obama had seen negative jobs growth of 1.92% back at the start of 2009; a gap of 3.48% with Biden.