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Trade agreements only work when we place workers’ rights at the center. That was something I heard loud and clear from the Labor Advisory Committee.
Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the American economy added 194,000 jobs in the month of September, and the unemployment rate was 4.8 percent, down from 5.2 percent in August.
With an average growth of 750,000 jobs in the last three months and the lowest unemployment rate since the pandemic began, the Biden Administration is continuing to get Americans back to work.
At the Department of Labor, we focus on protecting the health and safety of workers as we carefully reopen our economy. And we are also here to support you if you’re looking for your next job opportunity.
This robust and sustained job growth is built on the Biden-Harris administration’s progress getting people vaccinated and investing in America’s workers, businesses and communities.
Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the American economy added 850,000 jobs in the month of June, and the unemployment rate was 5.9 percent, compared to 5.8 percent in May.
Earlier this week, Vice President Kamala Harris and I held the first White House Organizing and Empowerment Task Force listening session at the IBEW Local 5 training center.
Historians affirm what celebrants of Juneteenth have long known: that slavery’s overthrow was the culmination of countless acts of resilience, resistance, organizing, and uprising by enslaved and formerly enslaved people.
The pandemic brought home the injustice of the digital divide, and made this fundamental fact more clear: Expanded access to broadband is critical to building an inclusive workforce.
Care is a universal need, not a luxury, and should be accessible and affordable – but too many families face barriers when they need it.