Joe Biden Falsehood #47

FALSEHOOD #47: Biden falsely claimed that wages are up.

Biden said, “This country’s working people actually got a raise.”

Biden made this false claim on January 19, 2022, during a news conference.

EXPLANATION: This is false. In the fourth quarter of 2021, weekly earnings rose $26 higher than the previous year. But after factoring in inflation, weekly earnings declined by $37.


Greenberg, J., & Jacobson , L. (2022, January 20). Biden’s boast about rising wages ignores effect of inflation. Politifact. Retrieved December 9, 2022, from

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