DNC Chair Tom Perez on August Jobs Report

After the U.S. Department of Labor released the latest jobs and unemployment numbers, DNC Chair and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez issued the following statement:


“Voters all across this country want nothing more than to have a good-paying job and the reassurance that a crisis won’t set them back and put them into debt. While Democrats have made economic investments for years to restore the health of our economy and get us where we are today, there is still far more that we need to do to raise wages and make our growing economy work for everyone.


“The cost of health insurance, gas, housing, and prescription drugs is rising fast, and wages for workers have not kept up. The American people want lawmakers who will work for them, not more of Trump’s broken promises and Republican tax cuts for the rich. That's exactly why voters keep electing Democrats up and down the ticket, even in deep red states. Democrats are fighting to make our government and our economy work for American families. And we will continue to stand up for workers, help create more good jobs, raise wages, and ensure economic opportunity for all.”