DNC Chair Tom Perez on January Jobs Report

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

“Donald Trump continues to take credit for the strong economy he inherited from President Obama. But instead of rewarding American workers for fueling our nation’s prosperity, Trump and Republicans in Congress have given massive tax cuts to big corporations and the top 1% at the expense of the middle class – all while workers at companies like Carrier and Harley-Davidson continue to lose their jobs. Meanwhile, African-American unemployment saw the largest increase in years, despite Trump’s claims during the State of the Union that his policies were helping African-American families. We should be building an economy that works for all, not rigging it to serve the rich. The Trump administration’s policies are putting at risk all of the progress we made under Barack Obama.”