Ways and Means Committee Chairman Sander M. Levin (D-MI) issued the following statement on employment data released today by the Department of Labor:
"Today's numbers show that more is needed to help millions of unemployed Americans return to work. While some progress has been made, recovery is not coming quickly enough to families and communities who are still digging out from a recession in which 8.4 million jobs have disappeared. Yesterday the House passed legislation to give businesses tax incentives to hire new workers and expand successful financing tools that create jobs improving our cities and towns. We must move quickly to solicit ideas and craft legislation to further stabilize and grow employment opportunities across America."