FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: STATEMENT ON JOBLESS CLAIMS FROM BUILDING BACK TOGETHER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DANIELLE MELFI
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2021
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STATEMENT ON JOBLESS CLAIMS FROM BUILDING BACK TOGETHER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DANIELLE MELFI
“Today’s report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows what Americans across the country are seeing in their own communities: fewer Americans are applying for unemployment assistance, and while there’s work ahead, the economy is getting back on track thanks to President Biden’s leadership.
President Biden’s policies have already helped put millions of Americans back to work. During the pandemic and economic crisis, 10 million Americans lost their jobs. But President Biden took immediate action. Under President Biden’s leadership, jobless claims are trending downward and more than three million jobs have been created — a faster pace than any President in U.S. history.
And the President has a plan to put even more Americans to work and rebuild our economy back better than before. The Build Back Better Agenda will give American workers, businesses, and families the opportunity to succeed in the 21st century by creating millions of new, good-paying jobs. We urge Congress to act swiftly to deliver on this agenda for the American people.”