Today, the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 80,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent. With private businesses adding 84,000 jobs, this marks the 28th consecutive month of private sector job growth:
Today’s report makes clear that we must keep working to create jobs, spur our economic growth, and restore security for our middle class.
There is no time to waste — the American people want us to work together on jobs now. Unfortunately, Republicans are wasting more time next week on another partisan vote to repeal patients’ rights and benefits — even as Americans’ top priority remains job creation.
It’s time for Republicans to abandon their agenda of obstruction and delay, and work with Democrats to create jobs and strengthen the middle class.
While we have more work to do, this private sector trend is better than the eight years under President George W. Bush: 28 straight months of job growth and 4.4 million private sector jobs.