Larson Statement on June Jobs Report
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) released the following statement today on the Department of Labor’s June Jobs Report that the economy added 80,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent:
“Today’s disappointing job report is not surprising when you consider that it took the Republican House majority more than a hundred days to simply pass a bipartisan transportation bill to keep road and bridge repair work going.
“With millions of American families struggling to make ends meet in this tough economy, Congress must do more to help. From the Make It In America agenda to the President’s Jobs Act, Democrats have shown that there are ways we can act now to spur job creation and get our economy working again for all Americans.
“Unfortunately, Republicans in Congress have made it clear they would rather see the nation fail than the President succeed, and American families are paying the price.”