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Camp Statement on May Jobs Report

June 07, 2013

Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released the following statement in reaction to the May jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor.  A net total of 175,000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate for May increased to 7.6 percent from 7.5 percent in April.

“The fact that the unemployment rate remains this high is just more proof that this is the weakest economic recovery in our nation’s history.  And, while families are facing higher costs, many have had their pay frozen or, worse, their hours cut back.  Washington needs to focus on creating a stronger economy.  There is no one silver bullet, but two of the best things we can do is get our long-term debt under control and reform our tax code to make it more efficient and effective for families and employers.”