DNC on Jobs Report

DNC Chair and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez released the following statement:

“Today’s jobs report is another sobering reminder of the pain countless American families are feeling right now. November was the slowest month for job growth since the spring, and for the 37th consecutive week, more than a million Americans filed for unemployment. On Wednesday, the United States saw its highest single-day death toll from COVID-19 since this pandemic began, and more small businesses are closing their doors for good with each passing day. Meanwhile, Republican leaders continue to hold up the stimulus Americans need during this crisis. And President Trump has done nothing but drum up conspiracy theories about his election loss. Instead of providing Americans with the relief they need, the president is focused on lying, scheming, and doing whatever is necessary to save face and undermine our democracy. This kind of behavior is exactly why the American people voted for new leadership last month. They voted for a president and vice president with a bold plan to end this pandemic, coordinate the swift and widespread delivery of a vaccine, and revive our economy. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will put the health and safety of the American people first. January 20 can’t come soon enough.”