Biden hails January jobs report, waves off inflation question

BY Reuters | ECONOMIC | 02/03/23 10:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Friday hailed a jobs report for January that showed 517,000 jobs were created, saying it was a sign that the U.S. economy is strong.

In remarks at the White House, Biden said inflation continues to come down and real wages are going up. He dismissed a question as to whether he was responsible for the high rate of inflation, saying it was high when he took office two years ago.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal and Steve Holland)

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