Karine Jean-Pierre Gives Non-Answers On Massive Tech Layoffs

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 08: White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds the daily news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on December 08, 2022 in Washington, DC. Jean-Pierre fielded questions about the release of Olympic gold-medalist and WNBA player Brittney Griner from Russian custody and the continued detention of Paul Whelan.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Jean-Pierre replied that “layoffs remain near record lows” across the economy. “We’re seeing the President’s economic policy actually working. And I think that’s important as well,” she said.
  • “Is there more work to do? Always more work to do, and you hear that from us as well.”
  • “So no immediate concern from these tens of thousands of layoffs across corporate America?” the reporter pressed. “What I’m saying is we’re going to closely monitor this, or, you know, we are always keeping an eye on these things,” Jean-Pierre repeated.

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