Washington, DC – Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 114,000 jobs in September, dropping the unemployment rate to 7.8 percent. This report marks 31 consecutive months of private sector job growth.
“With the unemployment rate at a four-year low, today’s jobs report is an indication that our economy is moving in the right direction. However, this jobs report is also a reminder that more must be done to get Americans back to work.
“Hardworking American families deserve to have a Congress that’s working to create jobs, grow the economy, and strengthen the middle class. Right now, House Republicans have scheduled a month-long recess that prevents us from working on what should be our top priority, which is getting Americans back to work.”
“I continue to be focused on creating jobs and supporting working families. I urge the House Majority to join House Democrats and get back to work to keep our country moving forward.”