Today the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 114,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent in September. Private businesses added 104,000 jobs last months – marking 31 consecutive months of private job growth.
Even though the unemployment rate is lower today than it was in January 2009 – there is still much work to be done to strengthen our economy for American workers, their families and small businesses.
From Democratic Leader Pelosi:
Congress should be in session right now working to create jobs and grow our economy. Yet, rather than do the work of the American people, Republicans decided to head home early to campaign – without extending middle class tax cuts, without acting to prevent the fiscal cliff, and without passing a jobs agenda. This uncertainty undermines the middle class and our economy.