"Today’s report once again demonstrates our economy continues to provide robust job growth and new opportunities for our nation’s workers. While our pro-growth policies continue to create new jobs, we must continue to focus on the pocketbook challenges the American people face every day by working for tax relief, affordable health care, and lower energy costs. I’m confident our agenda will continue to create good-paying jobs for American workers and their families and keep our economy moving forward."
The DOL employment report showed that 243,000 jobs were created in February, for a total of nearly five million new jobs since May 2003 and more than two million in the last year alone. The new job growth continued a significant trend that now stands at 30 consecutive months of uninterrupted job growth.