Ranking Member Scott Statement on October Jobs Report

WASHINGTON – Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 250,000 jobs in October, with the unemployment rate at 3.7 percent.

“Today’s jobs report once again shows that despite the continued strength of the U.S. economy, too many U.S. workers are still being left behind. Even accounting for the increased wage growth reflected in this report, workers’ wages are barely keeping pace with inflation. Many people are working multiple jobs but still struggling to cover basic needs for themselves and their families.

“Congress must take direct action to ensure workers get their fair share of economic growth. That means advancing policies that protect workers’ freedom to join a union and negotiate for better wages and working conditions, expanding access to health care and quality child care, protecting workers from discrimination, and raising the minimum wage for the first time in a decade.  This is where Democrats will continue to focus on our energy in the weeks and months ahead.”


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