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Klobuchar Statement on July 2014 Employment Report

Aug 01 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’ July 2014 jobs report showing that 209,000 total nonfarm jobs were added and the unemployment rate increased from 6.1% to 6.2%:

“Today’s employment report shows that our economy added more than 200,000 jobs for the sixth straight month after a strong second quarter of growth. As our economy shows signs of picking up steam, we need to remain focused on helping more hardworking Americans get back on the job, particularly those facing prolonged unemployment. Through more targeted workforce training programs and expanded access to quality education, we can ensure that more and more Americans have a fair shot to get ahead.”
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