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Brady Statement on October 2019 Jobs Report

November 01, 2019

Washington, D.C. – 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 October 2019 jobs report:

“With 128,000 jobs added in October, this is a solid report that shows workers continue to be the driver in this strong economy.  Despite some outside factors, including the GM auto strike, this economy continues to add jobs at a record pace under this new tax code – with upward revisions being added to the two previous months and wages rising at a solid pace. 

“It is American families who are benefiting the most from this growth, and growth needs to remain our biggest focus.  We have the tools ready: let’s pass USMCA without delay and work to make these middle-class and small business tax cuts permanent.  This economic expansion needs to continue, and House Republicans are working hard to achieve just that.”

Note: The U.S. Department of Labor reported today that the economy added 128,000 jobs in October.  The unemployment rate remained historically low at 3.6 percent.