Statement On October Jobs Report From Building Back Together Executive Director Danielle Melfi
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2021
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STATEMENT ON OCTOBER JOBS REPORT FROM BUILDING BACK TOGETHER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DANIELLE MELFI
“Today’s robust jobs report, showing more than a half million new jobs were added in October, underscores the continued positive trajectory of our economy thanks to the Biden-Harris Administration’s laser focus on taking on the pandemic and getting Americans back to work. As a result, our economy has recovered at a rate unsurpassed in modern history. In less than a year, this Administration has ensured that more than 80 percent of adults have received at least one vaccine shot, created more than 5.6 million jobs, and overseen a fall in the unemployment rate to 4.6% — the lowest since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the biggest fall in unemployment in one year than any other year in American history.
“As President Biden continues to work to ensure that the economic recovery reaches every American, it’s clear that we must build on the progress made through the American Rescue Plan, and pass legislation that will truly rebuild our middle class. We urge Congress to act today to advance the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and Build Back Better Agenda. Together, these plans will grow our economy over the long-term by cutting taxes for middle-class families, creating millions of good-paying jobs, and lowering the costs of things families depend on.”