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JEC Vice Chairman Designate Casey’s Statement on January 2013 Employment Report

Feb 01 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Vice Chairman designate of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ January 2013 jobs report showing that 157,000 total nonfarm jobs were added and the unemployment rate stood at 7.9%:

“The private sector has recorded job growth for 35 consecutive months, but too many Americans are still looking for work. As we debate how to create jobs to get the Nation on a sustainable fiscal path, I will fight to ensure that the recovery benefits all Americans. It is essential that Republicans and Democrats work together in the coming months to give businesses the certainty they need to hire, expand the economy and move the recovery forward.”

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