House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Friday’s better-than-expected jobs numbers were “encouraging,” but that Americans “shouldn’t settle” for an unemployment rate that remains above 8 percent.
“After several years of bad jobs news, we are finally seeing some good news in today’s jobs report,” Cantor said in a statement. “These numbers are encouraging, especially for those millions of Americans out of work, but we should aim even higher. We shouldn’t settle, we can do more, this is America.”
The economy added 243,000 jobs in January, far more than economists expected, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics revised November’s and December’s numbers higher.
The unemployment rate is now down to 8.3 percent, the same as it was during Obama’s first full month in office in February 2009.
In Cantor’s Friday statement, he continued to press the GOP message that the government stands in the way of economic growth in the private sector.
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