After today’s lackluster jobs report, it’s become clear to everyone that the enhanced unemployment benefits being paid out because of the pandemic are incentivizing people to not re-enter the workforce.

From the NYT’s Neil Irwin:

This really isn’t shocking:


And you can add the Biden administration to the list of folks changing their tune. From National Economic Council Director Brian Deese at today’s press briefing:

“Purely coincidental changing of the talking points,” right?

More from the briefing:

Watch for yourself: