Pete Sessions Statement on the November Jobs Report
by Pete Sessions on December 5, 2014 at 3:23 PM
Today I released the following statement regarding the November unemployment report:
While it is always welcome news when some Americans are able to find employment, I believe it is critical that all Americans have the opportunity to find good paying, full time jobs. The facts of our economic reality continue to cause uncertainty and worry for millions of American families. Median household incomes have fallen by more than $2,000 per family since 2009, over 20 million Americans are unemployed or underemployed, and our current labor force participation rate is the lowest it has been since the 1970s. There's more that needs to be done so that all Americans have access to economic security.
House Republicans understand what it takes to unleash our economy so businesses can grow and create more good paying jobs. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the 114th Congress to give the American people the opportunities that they need and deserve.