The U.S. economy added 431,000 jobs in March, according to today’s Jobs Report. In response, Mike Mitchell, director of policy and research at the Groundwork Collaborative, released the following statement:
“This jobs report demonstrates that public investments – in workers, families, and consumers – are the building blocks for a strong and resilient recovery. But deficit fearmongering and blunt interest rate hikes threaten to impede the labor market recovery and jeopardize broadly-felt prosperity – leaving Black and brown communities even further behind.
“Public investment sparked our economic recovery, but in order to reach full employment, policymakers must continue to invest in an economy that works for all of us.”
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Our economy only works when it works for all of us. Workers and families are depending on policymakers to deliver. Because people are the economy — not the markets, not headline measures like GDP, and certainly not the national debt.