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New, Now, Next: Unemployment rate falls in May

By Gwen Baumgardner (Anchor), Ben Burke (Producer), Mack Pittman (Editor)

New: May employment numbers show the unemployment rate in the U.S. has dropped to 5.8%.

Now: President Biden meets with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito after lowering the price tag on his infrastructure proposal.

Next: A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report showing an increase in youth COVID-19 hospitals will prompt a redoubling of efforts to get kids vaccinated, according to the CDC Director.

For more on Joe Manchin’s role in the U.S. Senate, check out Shannon Longworth’s story here.

Gwen Baumgardner: NEW THIS MORNING. BACK TO WORK. THE JOBS NUMBERS ARE OUT — AND IT IS SWEET MUSIC TO THE EARS OF SO MANY AMERICANS.

RIGHT NOW — “MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE”. PRESIDENT BIDEN MAKING BIG AMENDS TO HIS INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN.

THE NEXT STEP IN CRUSHING COVID -GETTING SHOTS IN THE ARMS OF KIDS.

I’M GWEN. AND HERE’S WHAT’S NEW — NOW — AND NEXT.

WATCHING US FROM WORK, THIS AFTERNOON?
WELL YOU ARE NOT ALONE —
MORE AND MORE AMERICANS ARE BACK ON THE JOB!

CHECK OUR THE NEW EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS – JUST RELEASED THIS MORNING.
THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SAYS THE U-S ADDED FIVE HUNDRED AND 59 -THOUSAND JOBS LAST MONTH.
NOT QUITE, THE 650-THOUSAND SOME ECONOMISTS PROJECTED —
BUT THAT’S NOT NECESSARY A BAD THING,.
LET ME EXPLAIN.
IF TOO MANY PEOPLE GOT BACK TO WORK TOO SOON, — THE ECONOMY CAN GO ON OVERDRIVE — CAUSING AN EARLY TIGHTENING OF MONETARY POLICY.
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR THE MONTH OF MAY DROPPED TO 5 POINT 8 PERCENT.

NOW IN DC — BI-PARTISAN TEAMWORK MAY MAKE THE DREAM WORK.
WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE THE PRESIDENT’S INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN.

PRESIDENT BIDEN AND REPUBLICAN SENATOR SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO ARE TALKING THEW TALK ABOUT GETTING THIS DEAL DONE.
SHE A REPUBLICAN LEADING THE CHARGE TO LOCKDOWN AN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL.

PRESIDENT BIDEN IS DOING HIS PART. OFFERING A SERIES OF CONCESSIONS TO TRY AND GET A 1-TRILLION-DOLLAR DEAL DONE.
THIS INCLUDES NARROWING THE SCOPE OF BOTH HIS SPENDING AND TAX PROPOSALS.
BUT DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH JUST YET. A DEAL STILL WAYS OFF — WITH POTENTIAL TAX INCREASES BEING THE BIGGEST HURDLE.

WHILE THE DEBATE RIGHT NOW IS JUST BETWEEN BIDEN AND REPUBLICANS — THIS MAN MAY PLAY A ROLE LATER DOWN THE LINE.
HE’S SENATOR JOE MANCHIN.
SHANNON LONGWORTH EXPLAINS WHY MANCHIN IS MORE POWERFUL THAN THE AVERAGE SENATOR IN HER JUST ONE NAME STORY.
YOU CAN FIND IT BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW.

AND NEXT — START TALKING TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT THE COVID VACCINE.

C-D-C DIRECTOR DOCTOR ROCHELLE WALENSKY SAYS A REPORT COMING OUT TODAY WILL PROMPT A REDOUBLING OF EFFORTS TO PUSH KIDS TO GET VACCINATED.

SHE ALSO SAID THOSE WHO AREN’T FULLY VACCINATED SHOULD CONTINUE TO WEAR MASKS AND OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THOSE AROUND THEM.

THE REPORT COMES AS HEALTH AUTHORITIES ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE WHETHER HEART INFLAMMATION COULD BE A RARE SIDE EFFECT IN TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS AFTER THE SECOND DOSE OF THE VACCINE.

THERE YOU HAVE IT — WHAT’S NEW — NOW — AND NEXT.
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New: May employment numbers show the unemployment rate in the U.S. has dropped to 5.8%.

Now: President Biden meets with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito after lowering the price tag on his infrastructure proposal.

Next: A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report showing an increase in youth COVID-19 hospitals will prompt a redoubling of efforts to get kids vaccinated, according to the CDC Director.

For more on Joe Manchin’s role in the U.S. Senate, check out Shannon Longworth’s story here.