June 5, 2020 / 2:18 PM / 2 months ago

Pence says jobs report indicative of U.S. economy beginning to recover

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a briefing after the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft on NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. May 30, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said the jobs report released on Friday was a sign the U.S. economy was beginning to recover from the deep hit caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak, but said President Donald Trump is still in favor of a payroll tax cut.

“We’re going to do what needs to be done to bring this economy all the way back,” Pence said in a CNBC interview on Friday.

Reporting by Tim Ahmann and Daphne Psaledakis; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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