U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Budget Committee, today commented on the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the report, the economy added 88,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent.
"While any job growth is good news, 88,000 jobs is not nearly enough to put our economy on a sustainable path for recovery. Unfortunately, from the sequester to the GOP Budget, Washington continues to promote policies that pursue austerity over prosperity. Today's jobs report should serve as a wake-up call to Congress--unless we invest in programs that grow our economy and encourage job creation, we risk moving backwards into economic stagnation.
"The past two weeks, I've been talking with Wisconsinites all around my district about how Washington can support our small business owners and allow them to do what they do best--create jobs in our communities. We need more Wisconsin commonsense in Congress, and I will be bringing their ideas back with me to Washington and fighting for our priorities."