Today Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Labor's February Jobs Report. The Labor Department announced the economy added over 233,000 private sector jobs in February and the unemployment rate remained at 8.3 percent.
Today's jobs report brings more good news that our economy is steadily recovering and continuing to move in the right direction. While I am pleased the job growth is continuing to pick up, too many people are still looking for work and millions more continue to struggle to make ends meet. That's why we need to do more to jumpstart economic growth by passing a new transportation bill now. Investing in our roads, bridges, and mass transit creates much needed jobs in the construction sector, helps small businesses, and makes getting to and from home and work safer for Central Coast families," said Capps.