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Chairman-designate Lee Responds to February Jobs Report

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Chairman-designate of the Joint Economic Committee, released the following statement in response to the release of February’s employment numbers:

“This month’s numbers again show the strength of the economy, making February our 101st straight month of job growth. The unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent—a level reached only six times in the last 49 years. Wage growth, particularly in industries employing lower-wage workers, continued its upward trajectory, rising 3.4 percent versus a year ago overall, and labor force participation among prime-age women continued its strong post-recession recovery. Overall, the economy is drawing more Americans off the sidelines and connecting them to work and the many benefits that come with employment.”

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