The latest U.S. Labor Department report showed employers added far fewer jobs during the past month than many expected -- adding only 88,000 jobs. In addition to lower-than-predicted job growth, the number of Americans still in the labor-force dropped by 496,000 causing the unemployment rate to tick down to 7.6 percent. Congressman Kevin Yoder today made the following statement after the U.S. Labor Department released the March jobs report:
"The March jobs report is disappointing because it shows our national economy is still not improving at a healthy and consistent rate as it should be. I will continue to work on behalf of Kansans with members of both parties to find real, meaningful, long-term solutions to the big problems we face. Kansans want real tax reform to make it easier to plan their family finances, they want pro-growth economic policies from Washington that help them start and grow businesses, not more government getting in the way.
"Helping all Kansans get back to work can not only include addressing the concerns of business owners, but this effort must also involve better job training programs and providing the resources needed by Kansas who have fallen on hard times. I encourage all Kansans searching for work to contact my office and ask about our upcoming 3rd District Job Fair and Resource Expo at the start of next month. This will be a great opportunity for employers and perspective employees to meet face-to-face."