Rep. Maloney statement on March jobs report

Apr 1, 2011
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, issued the following statement on today’s jobs numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“Today’s announcement of 216,000 private sector jobs created in March and a drop in the unemployment rate from 8.9 to 8.8 percent—and a full point drop in just the last four months--marks the rise of employment for the 13th straight month. So after two years of hard work on the part of the administration and Democrats in Congress, our efforts are bearing fruit, slowly but surely.

“Today’s news isn’t enough, of course—there are still over 13 million Americans unemployed. There is still much we could do to bring the economy back to where it was, if the new majority in the House would only permit it. Instead, that majority is trying to implement its extreme agenda and shut down the government and will shut down the government to try to do it."