This is a good jobs report for hard-working Americans. Today’s report shows that we continue to face economic challenges from a position of strength, as the economy added 236,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate was 3.5%. My economic agenda has fueled a historic economic recovery. We’ve created 12.6 million jobs since I took office. The unemployment rate is near its lowest level in more than 50 years and is a record low for African Americans. Thanks to the policies we put in place, the recovery creates good jobs that you can raise a family to, drawing more Americans into the workforce. In fact, the share of working-age Americans in the workforce is at a 15-year high.
But there is more work to be done. My administration works every day to lower costs for families and to make our economy stronger, now and for the long term, through investments in infrastructure, innovation, and clean energy. Just this week, because of my agenda, companies announced new industry investments in Georgia, New Mexico, Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. My Investing in America agenda is to build an economy that benefits hard-working Americans in every community across the country, not just those at the top.
On the other hand, the MAGA radical Republicans in Congress threaten to wreak havoc on our economy with debt-binding brinksmanship. Their extremist agenda will send the unprecedented investments we’ve made here in America—along with the jobs that come with it—outward. And all in order to push more handouts to the wealthiest Americans and big corporations. Make no mistake, I will stop those efforts to put our economy at risk and send us back to the failed policies of the past.