Twitter users made sure MSNBC host Rachel Maddow ate the words she said on air, the ones predicting the June jobs report would be "terrible." Instead, the June jobs report showed the U.S. increased employment as signs of a recovery are beginning to show following the lockdowns in response to the Wuhan coronavirus.
"Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 4.8 million in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 11.1 percent," the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. "These improvements in the labor market reflected the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it."
"In June, employment in leisure and hospitality rose sharply. Notable job gains also occurred in retail trade, education and health services, other services, manufacturing, and professional and business services."
During her show this week, however, Maddow told her audience to "brace" for the June unemployment numbers because it was going to be "terrible."
Users on Twitter posted the soundbite on Friday and mocked her for getting it wrong.
Not as bad as her prediction/fantasy that Russia was going to kill everyone in North Dakota by destroying our electric grid and freezing people to death https://t.co/wDc2foV3cE— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) July 2, 2020
The expectation was for an increase of 2.9 million jobs in June, so she's either terribly uninformed or being willfully dishonest. https://t.co/mP5GIt9bHd— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) July 2, 2020
Rachel Maddow predicted earlier in the week that the June jobs numbers would be “absolutely terrible”— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 2, 2020
The U.S. added 4.8 million jobs and unemployment declined to 11.1%
And to her, that news is indeed terrible. https://t.co/4YQoL3OxiD— I didn't vote for him, so think of a new retort (@jtLOL) July 2, 2020