Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 227,000 jobs in February:
"Adding over a quarter of a million jobs in February is encouraging news. It also marks two years of continuous private sector job growth, for a total of 3.9 million jobs created over that period. Today's announcement is further evidence that the jobs agenda led by President Obama and Congressional Democrats is turning around our economy by strengthening our middle class and working families.
"Make no mistake, our economy is heading in the right direction, but one in eight Americans are still out of work, and we must do everything we can to continue building up American manufacturing, American energy, and skills for American workers so that the middle class, small businesses, and entrepreneurs all over the country can thrive once again.
"The passage this week of the bipartisan Jobs Act is a good start, but we must go further to continue the economic growth we've seen over the past two years. I look forward to working with my colleagues to take up President Obama's Jobs Act and a bipartisan transportation bill. Our top priority is creating jobs for the American people and creating an economy that's built to last, so that everyone has a fair chance at living the American dream if they work hard and play by the same rules."