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For Immediate Release Contact: Andre Castro
January 04, 2019 (202) 225-6105
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Flores Statement on the December Jobs Report
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the December jobs report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

“It is great news to see such strong employment statistics to close out 2018. Not only are more Americans finding jobs, but wages continue to grow and those that were previously discouraged are once again benefiting from a thriving job market. The unemployment rate has been at or below four percent for 10 consecutive months, something we have not experienced in nearly 50 years. Our strong labor market is further exemplified in the U-6 unemployment rate, which measures unemployed, underemployed and those who gave up looking for employment. At the current 24 month point of the Trump administration, the U-6 measurement is 55 percent lower than the U-6 at the same 24 month point of the Obama administration – 16.6 percent in December 2010 versus 7.6 percent in December 2018. These statistics further show that the work done during the 115th Congress has in fact spurred economic growth and opportunity. As we begin the 116th Congress, it is my hope that we continue building upon these successes to help hardworking American families flourish and restore America’s promise, prosperity and security.”  


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