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Joint Economic Committee Democrats Chairman - Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA)

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Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases national and state-level data on U.S. employment, which provide useful information about the state of the labor market and progress toward building a better America. See October's state jobs data here.
Access to abortion and contraception is key to economic freedom and enables people to make the decisions that are right for them and their financial security, leading to higher earnings, increased labor force participation, improved educational outcomes—among women, men, and children—and reduced poverty.
American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) have seen their employment rate and prospects in the labor market improve since the pandemic recession. In April 2020, the jobless rate for people identifying as American Indian or Alaskan Native was nearly double the overall unemployment rate. This was largely because Native workers were more likely to be employed in service jobs that were hit hardest by the pandemic and its economic effects. However, the ongoing pro-worker recovery has reduced the jobless rate for Native workers by more than 70% and has shrunk disparities in the labor market.