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Heinrich Statement On March Jobs Report

on April 16, 2017 - 7:22am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement after the March jobs report.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 98,000 jobs in March.
“Today’s jobs numbers show there are still challenges ahead that this administration must address. President Trump and Republicans should focus on job creation and raising wages. The success of our economy will be tied to whether we take the bold steps necessary to connect people with the opportunities that will exist tomorrow and help grow the earnings of America’s middle class. A lot of work remains to be done to ensure that all of us have a shot at getting ahead.
“President Trump promised that he would be ‘the greatest jobs producer that God ever created.’ Democrats on the Joint Economic Committee will hold him to this promise.”
Joint Economic Committee Democratic staff are comparing job growth each month to the average in the late 1990s (a boom time in the economy), but also to the best individual month each series has ever seen. President Trump’s numbers show that he has yet to live up to his promise.