Blumenthal Statement On November Jobs Report

(Hartford, CT) – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ November jobs report, which stated employers added 203,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate was down to 7 percent from 7.3 percent:

“Today’s jobs numbers and the lower unemployment rate are important signs that our recovery continues to move forward. But we know that many families are continuing to struggle as our economy recovers all too slowly, and job growth is insufficient to put many Americans back to work. The long-term unemployed, numbering in the millions, have struggled to find their footing in the post-recession economy. Many workers are also finding that their wages are simply not enough to meet basic needs and care for their families. That is why I will continue to fight for policies that strengthen our economic recovery and create good-paying jobs. Congress can take an important step forward by heeding President Obama’s call to raise the minimum wage, and I will urge my colleagues to do so swiftly.”

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