Press Release
For Immediate Release: 
September 2, 2022
Contact Info: 
Raymond Rodriguez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the August jobs report: 

"Today's August jobs report is yet another piece of compelling evidence that our economy continues to recover and grow.  The 315,000 jobs created last month again mean that more Americans are working now than before the pandemic or at any time in our nation's history.  This strong report adds to record job growth during the Biden Administration, with more than 9.7 million jobs created.  It's also important to note that the slight increase in the unemployment rate is due to hundreds of thousands of Americans returning to the labor force last month amid this record pace of employment growth.  From keeping workers on payroll during the pandemic to rebuilding our roads and bridges and to reinvigorating our manufacturing sector, President Biden and Congressional Democrats have put people over politics and set the stage for a sustained recovery that is generating high-paying jobs.  
 
"The jobs report also shows another month of positive wage growth.  Nevertheless, we know that many families are still struggling to overcome the real challenges of inflation, which is why Democrats have also taken action to bring down costs for Americans.  Last month, we enacted the Inflation Reduction Act to lower prescription drug prices, health care and energy costs for workers and their families – and paid for it by making sure that the largest corporations pay their fair share in taxes.  Paired with the CHIPS and Science Act that will mend broken supply chains driving inflation, the Inflation Reduction Act will help ensure that everyone has the support and opportunities they need to Make It In America.  As we celebrate Labor Day this weekend, House Democrats remain committed to ensuring working men and women in our country have the protections and resources needed to continue fueling our economic recovery.”