WASHINGTON – RNC Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the November jobs report:
“We’re glad to see Americans going back to work, yet the unemployment rate is still too high. Millions of Americans still need jobs. Millions more have just given up looking. We’re still faced with Carter-era levels of labor force participation.
“The months of incremental job gains we’ve witnessed are not enough. Creating 300,000 jobs in one month shouldn’t be a new high; it should be the minimum we expect. Today’s jobs report shouldn’t be an aberration; it should be the norm. Sadly, it’s not. The Obama-Clinton Democrats have prioritized other things like ObamaCare regulations, energy regulations, and small business regulations. Translation: they pushed job-killing policies when we needed job-creating policies.
“Thankfully, the Americans people spoke out last month and sent a Republican majority to the Senate, so next year we can begin passing the pro-growth, pro-jobs legislation that has gone nowhere in the Democrat Senate. That includes the Keystone Pipeline. Soon, it will be up to President Obama to decide if he wants to stand with American workers or continue siding with liberal special interests.”
Economy Jobs, Wages and Unemployment