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96 Percent of Jobs “Created” Will Disappear Within Weeks

June 04, 2010

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) today released the statement below in reaction to the severely disappointing May jobs report.  The monthly data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that 96 percent of the jobs created in the country last month were a result of Census Bureau hiring – jobs that are temporary and will be eliminated within weeks.

“This is not good news.  Without temporary census hirings, there were virtually no jobs created last month and it appears many Americans have again given up looking for a job.  It is clear the so-called jobs agenda of Democrats in Washington has failed to stimulate anything other than more debt.”