Tracking efforts by President Joe Biden to improve the U.S. economy.
Biden has inherited from Donald Trump an economy in chaos. The effect of the unchecked COVID-19 pandemic has been persistent unemployment, impacting multiple sectors of the economy.
In January 2021, Trump’s last month in office, the economy only added 49,000 jobs and the unemployment rate was at 6.3%.
Biden has advocated The American Rescue Plan as a way to restart the economy.