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Hoyer Statement on April Jobs Report

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its jobs report for April:  “With our economy continuing to add jobs in April the twenty-sixth consecutive month of private sector job growth our economic recovery keeps moving forward. I am encouraged that the unemployment rate has fallen further and is now at 8.1% down significantly from its peak during the worst of the recession. This comes on the heels of a report by the Institute for Supply Management earlier this week showing strong growth in our manufacturing sector as well as news that GDP continued to expand in the first quarter of this year. However our recovery is at risk of faltering unless Congress takes bold action to invest in job growth and economic competitiveness. “The American people – especially those still seeking work – cannot afford to wait while Republicans refuse to take action on comprehensive jobs legislation. Democrats' Make It In America plan will lay the groundwork for robust economic growth and new hiring by strengthening American manufacturing and investing in education innovation and infrastructure to boost the competitiveness of our businesses in the global marketplace.”   Jobs/Economy/Small Business