January 10, 2014 at 12:35 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) issued the following statement on today’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
“Today’s report shows U.S. employers added a scant 74,000 jobs in December, the fewest in three years. This disappointing gain shows that finding work remains tenuous for millions of unemployed Americans, many of whom have simply stopped looking for work.
“Our top priority in Congress in 2014 must continue to be helping the private sector create new jobs. The U.S. House has passed dozens of pro-growth jobs bills that would help improve job training, expand energy and infrastructure development, promote education and innovation and protect small businesses from ObamaCare. These bills demand immediate consideration in the Senate.”