Press Release ● Jobs and Economy
For Immediate Release: 
June 5, 2009
Contact Info: 
Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after jobs numbers were announced for May:

“May’s job losses were down dramatically, a sign that the economic recovery policy put in place by President Obama and the Democratic Congress appears to be starting to work. To be sure, our economy is still in for hard times: 345,000 jobs were lost last month, and this is a time of personal hardship for every American out of work. But it is also important to remember that the number of lost jobs is the lowest since the beginning of the financial crisis last September—in other words, it is a sign that we are moving in the right direction.