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Statement from JEC Vice Chair Klobuchar on April 2014 Employment Report

May 02 2014

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’ April 2014 jobs report showing that 288,000 total nonfarm jobs were added and the unemployment fell from 6.7% to 6.3%:

"After a long hard winter it is good news that the employment numbers are picking up. To hit the lowest unemployment rate in five and a half years is a positive sign as we move into the summer season that should bring more construction and tourism jobs. Many American families are still struggling with high costs of housing, childcare and college and we need to continue our work to give them a fair shot."

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