Statement On Unemployment Insurance Claims From Building Back Together Executive Director Danielle Melfi ￼
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 19, 2021
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STATEMENT ON UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS FROM BUILDING BACK TOGETHER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DANIELLE MELFI
“Today’s unemployment insurance claims show that President Biden’s economic plans are working. Claims have been trending downwards, and today, they hit their lowest point in the last 17 months. Under President Biden’s leadership, our economic recovery has been unprecedented: the labor market is strengthening, more than 900,000 jobs were created in July, a record-setting 4 million jobs have been created since the President took office, and in the first half of this year our economy grew at the fastest rate in nearly 40 years.
This progress is thanks to President Biden’s immediate work to get Americans vaccinated, deliver economic relief to working families, and kickstart our economic recovery. The President’s Build Back Better Agenda will get even more Americans back on the job and give American workers, businesses, and families the opportunity to succeed in the 21st century with a strong and fair economy. It’s time that Congress acts to deliver on the President’s agenda so that we can build our nation back better than ever for all Americans.”