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Washington, D.C.—Today, Senator Martin Heinrich, (D-NM), 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 303,000 in March and the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.8%. The unemployment rate was 6.4% for Black workers, 4.5% for Hispanic workers, 3.4% for white workers, 2.5% for Asian workers, and 3.9% (not seasonally adjusted) for American Indian and Alaska Native workers.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Council of Economic Advisers released the annual Economic Report of the President (the Report).
Washington, D.C.—Today, Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), 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 275,000 in February and the unemployment rate ticked up to 3.9%. The unemployment rate was 5.6% for Black workers, 5.0% for Hispanic workers, 3.4% for white workers, 3.4% for Asian workers, and 6.6% (not seasonally adjusted) for American Indian and Alaska Native workers.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement in response to President Biden’s State of the Union address:
Washington, D.C.—Today, Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), and the JEC Democrats released a report titled, “Democrats are Taking on Corporate Greed and Fighting for American Families.”
Washington, D.C.—Today, Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that prices measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.3% in January. Data also show that annual prices grew 3.1% over the last year.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported its initial estimate that real fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 3.3% on an annual basis.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that prices measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.3% in December. Data also show that annual prices grew 3.4% over the last year.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), 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 216,000 in December and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7%. The unemployment rate was 5.2% for Black workers, 5.0% for Hispanic workers, 3.5% for white workers, 3.1% for Asian workers, and 5.9% (not seasonally adjusted) for American Indian and Alaska Native workers.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that prices measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.1% in November. Data also show that annual prices grew only 3.1% over the last year.