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WASHINGTON--Chairman Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., of the Joint Economic Committee issued the following statement in response to the positive jobs report from July 2018:

"The employment-to-population ratio is its highest since January 2009. This is America's new economy thanks to pro-growth policies: GDP growth of 4.1 percent and job creation averaging 215,000 per month in 2018. This economy is leaving no one behind: the unemployment rate for those without high school diplomas is its lowest ever and those who want to work full-time but can only find part-time employment is the lowest since December 2007. We must fight to ensure this economic momentum can continue to lift up so many Americans."

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