LEADER JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE MARCH JOBS REPORT
BROOKLYN, NY— Today, Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that nonfarm payroll employment increased by 236,000 in March:
The March Jobs Report shows that our economy is continuing to grow at a strong and steady pace after a historic recovery. Under President Biden’s leadership, over 12.6 million jobs have been created and labor participation has bounced back to prepandemic levels. Unemployment has reached a 50-year low and dropped to 5.0% for Black workers – the lowest rate on record.
While extreme MAGA Republicans continue to explode the deficit and threaten a disastrous default on our nation’s debt, House Democrats are committed to strengthening our economy and delivering lower costs and better-paying jobs for Americans in every zip code. President Biden’s economic plan is working and we will not let extreme MAGA Republicans undo this historic recovery.