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Friday, April 13, 2012
CONGRESSMAN CAMP SAYS "ONLY 120,000 JOBS ADDED IN MARCH"
FROM: HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS CHAIRMAN CONGRESSMAN DAVE CAMP’S WEBSITE
On Friday, the Labor Department announced only 120,000 jobs were added in March, after an increase of 227,000 in February, and worse, there were still a large number of discouraged workers who left the labor force. Friday's numbers confirmed March recorded the fewest jobs added in five months. Congressman Camp knows this level of growth is not enough to restore economic security or make a difference for the millions of Americans who are unemployed. He is committed to working on pro-growth policies to bring certainty and opportunity to the economy. As the nation witnessed last week, it is possible for Republicans and Democrats to set aside differences with the signing of the JOBS Act to produce results for economic growth and job creation.
As Congressman said, “The JOBS Act eases the financial burdens small businesses face so that they can invest, grow and get Americans back to work. Having passed with strong bipartisan votes in the House of Representatives and Senate, with the support of the president, the bipartisan JOBS Act shows the American people that Congress can govern and Washington can work to provide the economic solutions Americans are demanding."