Rep. Maloney statement on June jobs report

Jul 6, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), senior member of the House Financial Services Committee and immediate past Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, offered the following statement on today’s June jobs report.  

"The twenty-eighth consecutive month of job creation shows that even with economic obstructionists in Congress blocking needed jobs programs, some progress is being made--  particularly in the pace of manufacturing job creation which is the strongest since the mid-1990s.

“But it’s not enough: the 80,000 net jobs created in June aren’t enough to keep up with population growth—let alone replace the jobs lost by the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and the recession that followed. Today’s numbers show that much more remains to be done to repair the damage done by the financial crisis and recession. Congress should start by passing the President’s American Jobs Act.”