Representative Erik Paulsen (MN-03), member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement in reaction to the November jobs report put out by the U.S. Department of Labor. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 120,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate for November was 8.6%, marking the 34th straight month unemployment has been above 8%.
"Today's report is better news for our nation, but we still have a long way to go to strengthen our economy and give job creators the certainty they need to expand their payrolls," said Rep. Paulsen. "Too many of our neighbors are looking, but unable to find work, and too many of our small businesses and entrepreneurs are looking to grow but are unable to do so. This week, the House took up 3 bipartisan pro-growth jobs bills, which will join more than 20 already sitting in the Senate. Job creation is the number one job for Congress, and I will continue to work at finding ways to enact pro-growth, pro-business policies that are needed to get our nation back to work."
Paulsen, a champion of small business and advocate of free enterprise, entrepreneurship, and innovation currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, and is co-chair of the Congressional U.S.- Korea Free Trade Working Group and co-chair of the House Medical Technology Caucus.