McMorris Rodgers: Lackluster Unemployment Report Hurts Eastern Washington

WASHINGTON, DC –Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Labor’s May 2014 unemployment report.

“As hardworking Eastern Washingtonians continue struggling to find work, this month’s unemployment report shows there is still little to celebrate. We need to revitalize this stagnant economy with more pro-jobs, pro-growth solutions like the dozens and dozens of bills passed by the House. Instead, hardworking Americans are facing an Administration committed to destroying jobs with backwards policies and a Democratic-controlled Senate that refuses to pass stacks of bills. Middle-class families in Eastern Washington should be empowered with opportunities for good-paying jobs that will help jumpstart the economy and make their lives better.”

According to this month’s report, the unemployment rate remains at 6.3 percent, while the labor participation hovers at just 62.8 percent, suggesting hardworking Americans are overwhelmed by this struggling economy and by the prospect of finding employment.  

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