The latest jobs report, released this morning, shows more people left the labor market last month than the number of new jobs created. Under the president’s policies, Americans continue to struggle to find work. Below you will find my full statement regarding these new unemployment numbers.
Today’s weak jobs numbers underscore the urgent need for the president to approve the Keyston XL project. A new Pew Research poll shows wide public support for this project which would add thousands of American jobs.
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Unemployment Report Exposes Dire Economy
I released the following statement on today’s jobs report:
“Today’s unemployment report is devastating. Only 88,000 new jobs were created last month as 496,000 Americans left the workforce. This shows that there are now a record 90 million Americans who are no longer looking for work – the lowest participation rate since 1979. Our economy is in trouble and the private sector is struggling to survive.”
“Instead of taking the appropriate measures to relieve these burdens, President Obama is continuing to push for more taxes, more federal spending, and greater public dependency. He continues to fly across the country as if he were still running for reelection rather than addressing this crisis and being the leader the American people are waiting for him to be.”
“Americans are watching these reports and wondering what it means for their families and their future. The answer is simple – stop spending, start creating, and let our job creators expand their businesses without the fear of more intervention from Washington.”
Across the District
It has been a pleasure to be back in the Second District for the start of spring and the Easter holiday. I’ve enjoyed talking to so many constituents about the issues that matter to them and hearing their concerns.
The article linked below from the Southern Pines Pilot describes the dedication ceremony I attended recently for two families moving into homes built with proceeds from the 2012 Habitat Spring Gala. You will find photos of my recent activity in the Second District, including the Habitat dedication, posted in my February-March Facebook album and my Flickr account.
In the News
Southern Pines Pilot
Welcoming comments were made by Congresswoman Renee Ellmers at the dedications, and both families received a Bible; housewarming gifts; a handmade quilt from the Sandhills Quilters Guild; an original painting from the Artist League of the Sandhills…as welll as an American flag from the Alfred Moore Chapter of the DAR.
CBS 5 WRAL
Second District Congresswoman Renee Ellmers spoke with WRAL News on Wednesday about gun rights, sequestration and a possible Senate run.