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Thompson Statement on August Jobs Report

September 7, 2018
Press Release
Department of Labor monthly report shows widespread growth

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s August 2018 jobs report:

“Today’s report shows that American jobs have grown and wages have expanded at the greatest rate in more than a decade. The jobless rate is 3.9 percent, the lowest since the 1960s, and in August more than 200,000 jobs were added. This welcomed news shows that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is working in communities throughout the country.

“Thanks to our historic tax reform more people are working, they’re bringing home more money in their paychecks and we’re seeing a robust economy thanks to boosted consumer spending and confidence. As we move forward, I remain committed to supporting pro-growth policies that will unleash the true potential of the American economy.”