Chairman Scott Statement on July Jobs Report

WASHINGTON – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics  announced that the economy added 528,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.5 percent.

“Today’s jobs report shows a strong labor market—a sign that our economy is growing, and Americans are finding work in rewarding careers. 

“The recovery of our labor market did not happen by accident. It is a direct result of the investments by the Biden-Harris Administration and Congressional Democrats in workers and businesses. Earlier this week, I celebrated a $11 million grant—made possible by the American Rescue Plan—to support the Hampton Roads Workforce Council in my home district in Virginia. This major investment will help workers gain advanced skills that lead to long-term, rewarding careers, and ensure businesses have skilled professionals on the job.

“However, we know that our communities need sustained investments in workforce training to ensure all workers have the support they need to succeed. To that end, I am committed to delivering the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2022 to President Biden’s desk. This legislation would grow the middle class and support workers by expanding access to competitive job opportunities and helping workers gain in-demand skills to find high-quality, good-paying jobs.

“I look forward to continuing my work with the administration and my colleagues to secure a stable and steady economy.”


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