Linda Sánchez on April Jobs Report (April 10, 2014)
Washington, DC- Congresswoman Linda Sánchez issued the following statement today after the Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 6.3% and the economy added 288,000 jobs in the month of April
“The April jobs report is a sign our economy continues to move in the right direction,” said Rep. Linda Sánchez. “As a member of the Ways & Means Committee, I am working hard to push for policies that will continue to grow our economy, including strengthening our manufacturing sector and focusing on smart tax policies that matter to hardworking families.
Although today’s unemployment rate is the lowest since September 2008, I urge my colleagues to not turn their backs on the long-term unemployed who are still struggling to find work. More than 2.6 million Americans, including 339,000 Californians, are waiting for House Republicans to reinstate the unemployment insurance benefits that they paid into.
Something is wrong when we cannot act to address the needs of the most vulnerable Americans.
I know we can do better for our working class and middle class families. I stand ready to work with my colleagues in the House to move our country forward.”