Joe Biden

Statement on the Advance Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2022

July 28, 2022

Coming off of last year's historic economic growth—and regaining all the private sector jobs lost during the pandemic crisis—it's no surprise that the economy is slowing down as the Federal Reserve acts to bring down inflation. But even as we face historic global challenges, we are on the right path and we will come through this transition stronger and more secure. Our job market remains historically strong, with unemployment at 3.6 percent and more than 1 million jobs created in the second quarter alone. Consumer spending is continuing to grow. Earlier this week, I met with the chairman of SK Group from Korea, just one of the companies investing more than $200 billion in American manufacturing since I took office, powering a historic recovery in American manufacturing.

My economic plan is focused on bringing inflation down, without giving up all the economic gains we have made. Congress has an historic chance to do that by passing the CHIPS and Science Act and Inflation Reduction Act without delay.

NOTE: The statement referred to Tae-won "Anthony" Chey, chairman, SK Group; and H.R. 4346.

Joseph R. Biden, Statement on the Advance Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2022 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/356962

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