Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06) released the following statement regarding the latest unemployment numbers reported today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
"While the drop in unemployment to 8.2 percent is welcome news, the U.S. economy continues to create jobs at a rate that is much too slow for the millions of Americans that are out of work. Today's dip in unemployment is more representative of the thousands of workers who have given up on looking for work and have left the workforce than it is representative of people who are going back to work.
"Today's jobs report represents another month of broken promises by President Obama. He promised that if the stimulus passed, unemployment would not go above eight percent, but today we witness another month with unemployment above eight percent. When will President Obama admit that his policies aren't working, that government doesn't create jobs and finally unleash the free market to create millions of high paying jobs?
"121,000 jobs created won't get the millions who are unemployed or underemployed back to work. We need policies that encourage job growth, rather than slow it."