Pelosi Statement on October Jobs Report
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement on the October jobs report:
“The October jobs report comes as America reaches a staggering 9.6 million COVID-19 infections, with new cases increasing at a shocking, record rate of more than 100,000 cases for two days straight. This crisis continues to escalate as the impact of the initial Congressional relief runs out and hard-working families suffer. With millions more Americans stuck in long-term unemployment, a million fewer teachers and education jobs compared to a year ago, nearly 8 million people having fallen into poverty and up to 17 million children food insecure, we must crush the virus and protect the lives and livelihoods of the American people.
“House Democrats will continue working toward an agreement that crushes the virus, supports our heroes in state and local government and puts money in the pockets of the American people. And as we look toward the 117th Congress, Democrats will be working to create jobs and deliver bigger paychecks to all hard-working Americans, with bold investments in infrastructure with our Moving Forward Act to Build Back Better.”