WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Vice Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2014 jobs report showing that 217,000 total nonfarm jobs were added and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.3%.
"May was another solid month for job growth, with our economy continuing to pick up steam as we head into the summer. But we still have more work to do to get people back on the job, especially the long-term unemployed. At a time when more and more jobs require some form of secondary education, one thing we can do to move our economy forward is expand access to quality education and training opportunities that will help give more hard-working Americans a fair shot to get ahead.”
The number of long-term unemployed workers declined in May, as did the number of those working part time for economic reasons.