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Brady Statement on May 2019 Jobs Report

June 07, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Today, the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the Labor Department’s May 2019 jobs report:

These numbers are less than hoped for but not surprising given the uncertainty over global trade tensions and a dysfunctional Congress led by Democrats obsessed with investigations, impeachment, and raising taxes rather than working with Republicans to solve America’s challenges.  The three-month average of 151,000 jobs is still healthy and will grow as trade issues are resolved — including passage of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.”  

Note: The U.S. Department of Labor reported today that the economy added 75,000 jobs in May.  The unemployment rate was 3.6 percent.