Amid a disappointing jobs report, the White House is blaming the Delta variant and other factors. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki attempted to soften the blow of the dismal September jobs report during a press briefing on Friday.
New coronavirus cases have fallen by 20 percent in the past week. According to CDC data, the seven-day average of COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday was at 107,600 compared with 128,700 the week prior. Deaths have also fallen with the CDC reporting a seven-day average of just over 1,400.