Scott Statement on October Jobs Report

November 5, 2021
Press Release

As originally released by the Comittee on Education & Labor

WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 531,000 jobs in October as the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent. 

“Today’s jobs report demonstrates that the Biden-Harris economic agenda is putting Americans back to work. Since President Biden took office, the economy has added 5.6 million jobs, the most jobs ever created in the first 10 months of any Administration.  

“The Build Back Better Act and the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act would help lock in the progress we’ve seen and ensure all workers – particularly women, caregivers and low-wage workers – have the opportunity to share in the economic growth that we’ve made as our economy has begun to re-open. 

“Through the Committee’s portion of the Build Back Better Act, we will save families thousands of dollars in child care costs and secure universal, free, high-quality preschool for three- and four-year-olds. Our investments in job training will also help workers develop the skills they need to advance in one of the millions of good-paying jobs created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. By investing in our our children’s well-being and preparing workers for good-paying jobs, we will give parents both the skills to reenter the workforce and the freedom to go to work without having to worry whether their children are safe and cared for.

“Every investment made in the Build Back Better Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is necessary to help workers and families succeed. Congress must seize this opportunity to build on the success of the Biden-Harris economic agenda by passing these historic bills.”  

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