Press Release
For Immediate Release: 
August 5, 2022
Contact Info: 
Raymond Rodriguez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the July jobs report: 

"The July jobs report released today should help dispel the notion that America's real economy is mired in recession.  Last month, 528,000 jobs were created, marking a landmark in our recovery, as the total number of working Americans surpassed its pre-pandemic high for the first time.  With job growth across virtually every sector, from restaurants to manufacturing, and the unemployment rate for women dropping, this report reflects a job market that is, simply put, strong.  This month is not an aberration, as the policies enacted by President Biden and Congressional Democrats to support our recovery have produced more than 9.5 million new jobs, putting July's number squarely in line with the record 529,000 average monthly jobs gained over first 18 months since President Biden took office.
 
"There is much still to do to continue ensuring American families have the tools they need to face real economic challenges, however, and tackling inflation is at the top of that list.  That is why we worked to enact the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the CHIPS and Science Act to support sustained economic growth, address the shortage of semiconductors that is driving inflation, and help more American workers, entrepreneurs, and innovators Make It In America.  It is also why Congressional Democrats are working around the clock to deliver the Inflation Reduction Act to the President's desk this month, to help bring down the cost of prescription drugs and make health care more affordable, while combatting our climate crisis and bringing down energy costs.
 
"Congressional Democrats will continue putting the American People Over Politics by advancing policies that make life better for working families, bring down every day costs, and ensure the U.S. remains competitive in the 21st century global economy."