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Democratic News

From Chairman
Don Beyer
U.S. Congressman (D-VA)
September 15, 2021
Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Joint Economic Committee Release New Repo...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — To commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins today and runs through October 15, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA), and the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JE...
September 3, 2021
Chairman Beyer Statement on August Jobs Report
Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that nonfarm payroll employment increased by 235,000 in August and...
August 24, 2021
Statement from JEC Chairman Beyer on the House Approval of Budget Legislati...
Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), issued the following statement following the House adoption of legislation that included a measure approving S. Con. Res. 14, a continuing budget resol...
August 11, 2021
Chairman Beyer Statement on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s New...
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change underscores the dire consequences of further delays on climate action. We now know that the climate crisis is both more severe and worsening more quickly than was understood just a ...

Republican News

From Ranking Member
Mike Lee
U.S. Senator (R-UT)
September 16, 2021
A Time to Build: Unleashing the Construction Industry to Support American F...
The construction industry in the United States plays a critical role for workers, consumers, and savers. It is a robust source of well-paying jobs, especially for workers who otherwise might struggle for opportunity.
September 16, 2021
New Report: It’s Time to Build. Here’s an Alternative to Government Driven ...
WASHINGTON— Left to their own devices, the American people would pursue construction projects often and enthusiastically. Unfortunately, the construction industry in the United States is far too often held back by its regulatory environment, and call...
September 3, 2021
Ranking Member Mike Lee on August Jobs Report
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, made the following statement on this morning’s jobs report issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.
August 6, 2021
Ranking Member Mike Lee on July Jobs Report
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, made the following statement on this morning’s jobs report issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.

State Unemployment Data

Latest Economic Data

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 235,000 in August, and the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 5.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. So far this year, monthly job growth has averaged 586,000. In August, notable job gains occurred in professional and business services, transportation and warehousing, private education, manufacturing, and other services. Employment in retail trade declined over the month.
Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 6.6 percent in the second quarter of 2021, reflecting the continued economic recovery, reopening of establishments, and continued government response related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the week ending September 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 332,000, an increase of 20,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 310,000 to 312,000. The 4-week moving average was 335,750, a decrease of 4,250 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since March 14, 2020 when it was 225,500. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 339,500 to 340,000.