Memo: October Jobs Day #BeyondTheNumbers

November 5, 2021

Washington, D.C. — According to data released today by the U.S. Labor Department, the U.S. economy added 531,000 jobs in October, the highest number since July 2021. Groundwork Collaborative’s Chief Economist Dr. Rakeen Mabud responded with the following statement:

“Today’s strong job and wage growth numbers are welcome news and reflect an ongoing recovery. However, we cannot afford to become complacent when Black and brown workers continue to be left behind. Reverting to the deeply-flawed economy of February 2020 is unacceptable. It’s past time to deliver the large-scale, sustained public investments we need for a healthy labor market and a resilient economy.”

Email to set up an interview with Dr. Mabud and join us for our monthly Jobs Day Tweetchat at 1 p.m. ET using the hashtag #BeyondTheNumbers.



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