WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the Department of Labor’s April 2016 jobs report:
“It’s always good to hear that more people went back to work – but these lackluster jobs numbers show our economy is not living up to its potential. In fact, labor force participation is headed in the wrong direction.
“As we learned from the GDP report released last week, our economy grew at the slowest rate in two years. Growth has never reached 3 percent during the Obama Administration – and that’s the worst performance since the Great Depression.
“If America continues down this low-growth path, families will continue to struggle. We have to reverse course and take action to grow our economy so that all Americans have a chance to advance in their careers, earn more money, and support their families. House Republicans will continue to move forward with a pro-growth agenda that will spur investment in our communities and expand opportunities for our families, workers, and job creators.”
Note: The Department of Labor reported today the economy added 160,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate remained at 5.0 percent.