Memo: September Jobs Day #BeyondTheNumbers

October 12, 2021

As Congress debates President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation, the September Jobs Report makes one thing clear: more public investment is needed to achieve full economic recovery and ensure a more resilient and inclusive economic future. As Groundwork Collaborative’s Executive Director Lindsay Owens told the New York Times this week: 

“If the final package fails to meet this moment, it will be a squandered opportunity of historic consequence. These aren’t just numbers on a page or props for political posturing — every dollar represents real investments in climate, housing, caregiving, and other critical programs our communities need to survive and thrive.”

Email to speak to Groundwork’s team of economists and policy experts about the September jobs numbers and the policies and investments needed to build an economy that works for everyone.



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