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    Biden's remarks on the economy come as the US tries to tackle the continuing coronavirus pandemic that seriously affected US economic affairs. Earlier on Friday, the Labor Department announced that the number of jobs in the US grew by only 49,000 in January, putting the present unemployment rate at 6.3 percent.

    Sputnik welcomes you to Washington DC to tune in to President Joe Biden's speech on the state of the US economy and the issues it is facing regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

    In a bid to resolve the existing coronavirus-induced crisis, the US Senate earlier gave the green light to Biden's coronavirus aid plan which is now set to be approved by the House.

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