WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies, released the following statement on the April jobs numbers released today:
"Today's jobs report shows 288,000 private sector jobs were added to the economy, the most in two years, forcing a dive in the unemployment rate from 6.7% to 6.3%. April's jobs numbers far surpassed expectations and marks the 50th consecutive month of job growth.
"This report is the best indication that the economy is picking up and points to the lowest unemployment rate since 2008. Today's news coupled with the revised jobs numbers from February and March show that this year an average of 214,000 jobs are being added to the economy every month.
"Today's positive jobs report is yet another sign that the President's plan to turn this economy around is on the right track. We must stay the course. Again, I call on my colleagues to join the Administration's fight to bring down the unemployment rate and vote in support of providing hard working Americans a livable wage so this economy remains on the right path to growth."
SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah