Today, Paul Hodes released the following statement on the announcement that in May, the US economy created 431,000 jobs:
"This month, hundreds of thousands of Americans were able to return to work, earn a paycheck, and provide for their families," said Hodes. "But today's numbers also make it clear that more must be done to encourage the private sector job growth that will put this recession behind us. As our economy continues to grow, our focus must remain on the Granite Staters who are still looking for work. We must move forward with job-creating policies that give our small businesses the confidence to expand, hire, and create a stronger New Hampshire economy."