WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its jobs report for March:
"While this month’s jobs report continues to reflect the strength of the economic recovery inherited by President Trump, it reveals how fragile that recovery is. Though only 89,000 private sector jobs were created in March, we have now experienced eighty-five consecutive months of growth.
“President Trump has been handed that legacy, and he will be judged by whether he can build on it or whether, as this report portends, his actions will jeopardize the gains of our recovery. With less than a hundred days in office, already his Administration has broken promises to voters, divided his own party, sown market uncertainty, and moved to isolate the American economy from world markets.
“House Democrats continue to focus relentlessly on helping businesses create American jobs that bring opportunities to our workers. We will keep fighting for higher wages, greater homeownership, broader access to more affordable education and health care, and a secure retirement. We are ready to partner with whomever is willing to get serious about doing so."