Congressman Kevin Yoder made the following statement after the national Bureau of Labor Statistics released the June jobs report. Continuing a dismal trend of job growth this year, the economy added only 80,000 jobs in June - far lower than expected. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2 percent and Job growth has remained slower in 2012 than over the same six-month period from last year.
"Our monthly jobs reports are sounding like a broken record. We have remained in a non-recovery recovery for far too long. Americans want new ideas and leadership to get our economy moving in a stronger direction. Congress must move on pro-jobs legislation already awaiting action in the halls of the Senate."