Chairman Scott Statement on June Jobs Report
WASHINGTON – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 372,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate remained steady at 3.6 percent.
“Today’s jobs report, coupled with recent data from the Department of Labor, shows a strong labor market— a sign our economy is growing. Importantly, Americans are finding work in rewarding careers, the unemployment rate is steady, employers are hiring rapidly, and credit card delinquency rates are near record lows. Simply put, the Biden-Harris economic agenda is working for both workers and businesses.
“However, I recognize that the strength of our labor market is clouded by rising global inflation. That is why President Biden and House Democrats have laid the groundwork to lower the cost of everyday goods. For example, this year, the House passed bills to cap out-of-pocket costs for insulin, lower costs for consumers at the gas pump, and lower the cost of groceries and food. Additionally, thanks to Congressional Democrats and the Biden-Harris Administration, millions of workers and retirees will have their pensions protected and increased financial security to help with rising costs resulting from global inflation.
“Regrettably, an overwhelming majority of House Republicans have opposed Democrats’ proposals to lower costs while also blaming the Administration and House Democrats for inflation. Complaining about the problem without offering credible solutions is simply not constructive.
“I invite my Republican colleagues to work with us on solutions to help workers and families succeed.”
Contact: Democratic Press Office, 202-226-0853
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