Fattah Statement on November Jobs Report

Dec 06, 2013, 10:50 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2013 /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 November jobs numbers released today:

"Today's jobs report is another signal of progress in a week of good economic news. In November, the private sector added 196,000 jobs, marking the 45th consecutive month of private sector job growth, while the unemployment rate fell to 7.0%, the lowest in five years.

"The November jobs numbers exceeded expectations, the manufacturing index skyrocketed at the fastest pace in 2.5 years, and apartment construction is at a 5-year-high.  Coupled with an upward revised GDP growth of 3.6%, these are strong indicators that we are moving our economy forward."

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah