'Slight Jobs Increase Far From Enough -- We Must Do More to Create
Jobs and Growth'
D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following
statement on todays Bureau of Labor Statistics announcement
that the unemployment rate stayed at 6.1 percent, the number of
manufacturing jobs lost increased by 29,000, the number of non-farm
payroll jobs increased by 57,000 and the number of long-term unemployed
increased by more than 150,000 people:
increase in jobs last month is wonderful news for 57,000 Americans.
But the 2.1 million Americans who have been actively looking for
work for more than two years and the 5 million Americans who are
working part-time but want to work full-time know that it is far
do more to create jobs and growth. Long-term unemployment is rising,
manufacturing jobs are still being shed, household incomes are falling,
and the number of people without health insurance is rising. The
economy is in crisis.
Bushs economic plan -- massive tax cuts for the wealthy --
has not created jobs. It has only created debt that is mortgaging
our children's future for a tax break that benefits those who need