Ron Klain called a drop in unemployment "the biggest difference between Thanksgiving 2020 and Thanksgiving 2021."
The shift could signal that the U.S. job market is bouncing back from when the COVID-19 pandemic slammed the economy last year and many people lost work.
Conservative Kansas legislators added a proposal to a religious exemption bill that would make vaccine-refusing workers eligible for unemployment benefits.
The October job gains in the country's most populous state made up 18.2 percent of the total jobs added throughout the nation.
A Michigan state audit found that the Unemployment Insurance Agency Office had overpaid $3.9 billion for the 5.4 million residents who sought COVID relief.
A majority of states have a ratio of job openings to unemployed workers that is now higher than it was before the pandemic.
"It's clear that additional oversight and assistance is needed," Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission leader Lauren Axselle said.
The nation's unemployment rate edged downward from 4.8 percent to 4.6 percent last month.
Feeding America's food banks provided a record amount of 6.6 billion meals between July of 2020 and June of 2021, up from 5.2 billion the previous year.
"Policymakers were pinning too many hopes on ending unemployment insurance as a labor market boost," said Fiona Greig, of JPMorgan Chase Institute.
After quitting their job the worker claimed: "I may not have health insurance, but I feel so free!"
Labor Department data shows that hiring has slowed in the past two months while the number of available jobs are at near-record levels.
In some states, officials are looking to compensate employees who were fired because of a company's vaccine mandate.
The U.S. is still missing around 4.3 million workers, and the service industry in particular is struggling with low staff numbers.
A man quit in a dramatic fashion after being told off, despite being the top-performing worker that day, promoting him to tell his boss: "Have a good life."
A report from the Labor Department found a record 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August as COVID-19 cases driven by the Delta variant surged.
Low job take-up is not a result of a labor shortage, the former labor secretary argues, but American workers demanding better wages and childcare support.
President Joe Biden said his legislative agenda was necessary as a response to September's staggering jobs report.
Other states with low unemployment claims since the pandemic began include South Carolina, New Hampshire, Kansas, and South Dakota.
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The shortages have left districts and governments frantic to fill vacancies as students return to class.
The disgruntled employee can be seen telling shoppers "everyone here is overworked and underpaid."
The boss' wide-ranging list included caring if an employee's "dog is puking all over your rug right now."
"We still have more work to do in regaining those jobs lost to the pandemic, but this is promising progress for California's economic recovery," Newsom said.
Applications for unemployment benefits rose nationally last week to 332,000, compared to 312,000 the week before, the Labor Department said.
"I've been very disappointed on both sides of the aisle that we've just simply allowed pandemic unemployment assistance to completely lapse," she said.
We all have bad habits from buying expensive lattes to online shopping, but now you can get paid $5,000 to curb your excessive spending.
According to the September 2021 study, the national unemployment rate declined to 5.2 percent, compared to September 2020 when the unemployment rate rose to nearly 8 percent.
The Delta variant of COVID and continuing high unemployment are blocking the state's economic recovery, even as federal assistance programs come to a halt.