WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today regarding the Department of Labor’s unemployment report for April 2014:

“Earlier this week, we learned that economic growth largely stalled at the start of the year. And while it’s welcome news that more of our friends and neighbors found work in the past month, this report also indicates more than 800,000 Americans left the workforce last month, which is troubling.  We need more robust economic growth if we’re going to help the millions who remain unemployed get back on their feet.  House Republicans have made the people’s priorities our priorities, passing jobs bill after jobs bill to expand opportunity and economic security for middle-class families.  President Obama ought to call on his Democratic-led Senate to take up the stacks of House-passed jobs measures so we can get this economy moving again.”