'Long way to go to recover' from pandemic -Raimondo

"I think we have a long way to go to recover from the pandemic," Raimondo said on CBS' "Face the Nation" program. "There are so many Americans still struggling" and 8 million fewer jobs than there were before the pandemic, she said.

U.S. job growth unexpectedly slowed last month, likely restrained by shortages of workers and raw materials. Nonfarm payrolls increased by only 266,000 jobs, well below the nearly 1 million jobs economists expected and a sharp contrast to steady increases in growth from January to March.

"We are making bold moves, but there's a long way to go and we have to be there to help Americans find jobs," Raimondo said of efforts by the administration of President Joe Biden, a Democrat, to boost the economy.