Statement of US Secretary of Labor Perez on June employment numbers - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Statement of US Secretary of Labor Perez on June employment numbers

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com.

SOURCE U.S. Department of Labor

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ­U.S Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement about the June 2014 Employment Situation report released today:

"Strong economic growth continued in the month of June, with a total of 288,000 new jobs. It is the fifth consecutive month with job growth of at least 200,000, and this is the most total jobs added in the first half of a year since 1999. Businesses created 262,000 more jobs in June, bringing us to a total of 9.7 million new private-sector jobs over the last 52 months (the longest such streak on record). The unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent (down significantly from 7.5 percent a year ago).

"Even as the economy continues its steady recovery, there's plenty of work still to do to empower the middle class and create opportunity for everyone willing to work hard and take responsibility. Too many people, despite their best efforts, are still struggling to make ends meet, finding the American Dream beyond their grasp. 

"Now is the moment to further invigorate our economy by rewarding hard work with fair wages; by pursuing paid leave and other policies that provide security for working families; by upgrading our nation's aging infrastructure; by investing in apprenticeship and training programs that prepare people for jobs that are available right now.

"But on too many of these issues, Congress continues to sit on its hands instead of working constructively with President Obama to move the nation and the economy forward. Its refusal to extend emergency unemployment benefits has cut off nearly 3 million people who are trying their hardest to find work.

"It's been one year since the Senate passed a strong bill to fix our broken immigration system, but still the House refuses to act, despite broad public support for a common-sense, bipartisan measure. Failure to enact immigration reform has come at a cost $8 billion less in economic activity. That's why the president announced this week that he will look to fill the leadership void and take executive action wherever possible to bring our immigration system into the 21st century.

"As we celebrate the nation's birthday tomorrow, let's remind ourselves that for more than two centuries the United States has always been at its strongest when we work together to make progress, expand opportunity and give everyone a fair shot to succeed. In the spirit of Independence Day, let's renew our commitment to meet shared challenges with unity and resolve."

U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at http://www.dol.gov. The department's Reasonable Accommodation Resource Center converts departmental information and documents into alternative formats, which include Braille and large print. For alternative format requests, please contact the department at (202) 693-7828 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (federal relay).

Connect with DOL at
http://social.dol.gov
http://twitter.com/usdol
http://www.facebook.com/departmentoflabor 
http://www.youtube.com/usdepartmentoflabor
http://social.dol.gov/blog/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/52862363@N07/

Release Number: 14-1266-NAT

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Veto CA Well Monitoring Bill: Lawmakers Demand

    Veto CA Well Monitoring Bill: Lawmakers Demand

    Members of California's state and US legislative delegations, along with some powerful agriculture interests,want California Governor Jerry Brown to pull out his veto stamp.They want him to shoot down a bill that would create state regulations to monitor private groundwater wells.The California State Senate passed the bills, 1168 and 1319, in the last few hours of its session and did not allow public hearings on either.Below is the news release from the group, which includes Assemblyman Jim P...More >>
    Members of California's state and US legislative delegations, along with some powerful agriculture interests,want California Governor Jerry Brown to pull out his veto stamp.They want him to shoot down a bill that would create state regulations to monitor private groundwater wells.The California State Senate passed the bills, 1168 and 1319, in the last few hours of its session and did not allow public hearings on either.Below is the news release from the group, which includes Assemblyman Jim P...More >>
  • Solar Panels Catch Fire At Fresno Mall

    Solar Panels Catch Fire At Fresno Mall

    © © Solar Panel Fire At Fashion Fair Mall© © Solar Panel Fire At Fashion Fair Mall
    Here's one you don't hear very often. The Fresno Fire Department reports it had to put out a fire at Fashion Fair Mall. That's not the unusual part. What's different is the fire was in an array of solar power panels on the mall's roof.Fresno FD says it got a call at around 10:30 a.m. on Monday, 9-16-14 that reported a fire. Firefighters reported that 27 of the 170 solar panels on the mall roof were on fire. Fresno FD says it took about ten-minutes to put the fire out.None of the mall business...More >>
    Here's one you don't hear very often. The Fresno Fire Department reports it had to put out a fire at Fashion Fair Mall. That's not the unusual part. What's different is the fire was in an array of solar power panels on the mall's roof.Fresno FD says it got a call at around 10:30 a.m. on Monday, 9-16-14 that reported a fire. Firefighters reported that 27 of the 170 solar panels on the mall roof were on fire. Fresno FD says it took about ten-minutes to put the fire out.None of the mall business...More >>
  • Split Up Fresno City Schools, Group Demands

    Split Up Fresno City Schools, Group Demands

    A group that wants to split Fresno City Schools into two separate systems held what it called a news conference today to discuss what it wants to do. The group, "Reform Fresno Unified", wants Fresno voters to get to decide whether to take action on its proposal.The plan calls for Roosevelt High, Fresno High, Edison High Bullard High and their feeder schools to form a new school district. It also calls for Sunnyside High, McLane High and Hoover High and their feeder schools to gather under a r...More >>
    A group that wants to split Fresno City Schools into two separate systems held what it called a news conference today to discuss what it wants to do. The group, "Reform Fresno Unified", wants Fresno voters to get to decide whether to take action on its proposal.The plan calls for Roosevelt High, Fresno High, Edison High Bullard High and their feeder schools to form a new school district. It also calls for Sunnyside High, McLane High and Hoover High and their feeder schools to gather under a r...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.