U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) today released the following statement on the nation's February jobs report, showing 236,000 jobs added and a 130,000-person drop in the labor force:
"While this slight boost in job creation is encouraging, the continued trend of Americans giving up hope and leaving the workforce altogether is evidence that we still have a long way to go on the path to a robust and booming economy. In order to give our economy the shot in the arm it needs in order to fully recover, we must reduce barriers to growth and promote policies that help unleash the entrepreneurial spirit. This Congress, I will continue to push for pro-growth policies that do just that, and am hopeful to see movement on bipartisan corporate tax, regulatory, and entitlement reform."