November’s job reports show that President Biden is continuing to put Americans back on track. In less than one year, the President has brought the country’s unemployment rate down to 4.2 percent, a full 2 percentage points below what he inherited from the previous administration. Following today’s strong job report, which showed over 210,000 jobs created, Michigan Democratic Party Spokesperson Alyssa Bradley released the following statement:
“Thanks to the steadfast leadership of President Biden, we’re heading into the New Year with over six million new jobs created since the beginning of 2021. The Congressional Budget Office estimated we wouldn’t see our unemployment rate so low until the end of 2024 — but thanks to historic investments from the American Rescue Plan, we’re way ahead of schedule.
“While Republicans in Congress try to block President Biden’s agenda, Democrats in Washington and in Michigan are fighting to put money in people’s pockets, boost vaccination rates to keep our economy open, and pass legislation that will create millions of jobs.”
Just last month, Michigan Democrats helped pass President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, a plan that will provide direct support to Michigan by investing in our roads, bridges, broadband infrastructure, and creating thousands more jobs along the way.
America’s jobs and economic recovery is strong, and our COVID strategy is allowing millions of workers to find and keep jobs and ensuring our country to weather any challenges without shutting down our businesses or our schools. As 2022 approaches, Michigan is heading in strong and ready to continue economic growth, cut costs for Michigan families, and create thousands more jobs to build our state back better.