Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese, July 2, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

1:16 P.M. EDT
MS. PSAKI:  Hi, everyone.  Happy Friday.  All right.  So, today, it’s Jobs Day.  We have our special guest, NEC Director Brian Deese, joining us, who will give us an overview and then take some of your questions.
With that, I’ll turn it over to Brian.
MR. DEESE:  Well, I was going to say it’s a sign of the progress that we’re making that the last time that I came here the briefing room was significantly less full than it is right now.  (Laughter.) 
So, we are making — making progress across the board in all ways, except I guess now you guys are significantly more squished. 
So — so, yeah, happy to spend a couple of minutes with you guys to just provide a little bit more context.  You all heard the President discussing the employment report that we got today, so I just wanted to provide a little bit of additional context on how we are looking at that data in the…

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