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.