Press Release
For Immediate Release: 
October 7, 2022
Contact Info: 
Raymond Rodriguez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the September jobs report: 

"The September jobs report that was released today demonstrates the continued success of Democrats’ efforts to put people over politics by promoting a durable economic recovery for all Americans.  In September, our economy passed the 10 million jobs created mark since President Biden took office in January 2021.  With 263,000 new jobs and unemployment dropped further to 3.5% in September, we’re now well above pre-pandemic employment, with more Americans working today than at any other point in our nation's history.
 
"Whether helping ensure that American workers could provide for their families through the worst of the pandemic or making historic investments in American infrastructure and manufacturing, Democrats in Congress worked to enact laws that laid the groundwork for this sustained job growth.  Inflation, however, still presents real challenges globally, which is why Democrats moved swiftly to enact the Inflation Reduction Act to lower energy, health care, and prescription drug costs while simultaneously reducing the deficit.  Democrats also took action to repair our nation's crumbling infrastructure and broken semiconductor supply chains, which had driven up inflation.
 
"To ensure that we maintain a thriving job market and growing economy, House Democrats will keep working for the people and continue to create opportunities for everyone to Make It In America."