National Economic Council Director Brian Deese on Sunday said that he sees “durable momentum in the economy” despite the spread of the COVID-19’s highly transmissible delta variant.

Deese appeared on “Fox News Sunday” to address the potential threat of the variant on the economy, stating that the U.S. is in a “very different position” now than the “economic freefall” it was in last year.

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“We’re creating jobs at a record pace, jobs are plentiful and wages are going up, and nearly 70% of Americans have gotten the first vaccine,” he said.

“So we are in a fundamentally different place,” Deese said. “We have to stay vigilant, we have to stay focused, but we, our economy, and this recovery are…

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