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STATEMENT: Heather Boushey – April’s Jobs Numbers Represent a Graduation Gift from the GOP
Press Statement

STATEMENT: Heather Boushey – April’s Jobs Numbers Represent a Graduation Gift from the GOP

Washington, D.C.—Today, Heather Boushey, Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, had the following reaction to the announcement of April’s unemployment figures:

April’s lower than expected jobs numbers represent a graduation gift from the GOP to millions of college seniors who are this month entering a labor market that would have been a lot more welcoming if the Republicans hadn’t blocked the president’s job-creation bill. Still, this is our 26th month of private sector jobs gains, which shows that despite Republican’s politically-motivated efforts to block economic progress during an election year, they will have a hard time convincing Americans in November that we’re not on the path to recovery thanks to the Obama administration.

To speak to Boushey about the monthly jobs report, contact Katie Peters at kpeters@americanprogressaction.org or 202.741.6285.