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Statement from DGA Chair Governor Martin O’Malley on June Jobs Report

July 6, 2012

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July 6, 2012

Statement from DGA Chair Governor Martin O’Malley on June Jobs Report

Washington, DC – Governor Martin O’Malley, chair of the Democratic Governors Association, released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Labor announced that the economy added 80,000 jobs in June, including 11,000 in the manufacturing sector, and the unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent:

“The June jobs report reminds us that we continue to move forward in our economic recovery, but much work remains. With the manufacturing sector adding 11,000 new jobs in June and home foreclosures at their lowest level in 58 months, we are moving in the right direction. Our country has now seen 28 straight months of private sector job growth under President Obama’s leadership.

“Unfortunately, Tea Party Republicans in Congress continue to obstruct the President’s jobs bill – and the head of their party, Mitt Romney, continues to bet against the American worker, while suggesting that our vital public sector doesn’t need more teachers, firefighters, and police officers on the job. Our continued economic recovery demands that Republicans stop rooting for failure and trying to score cheap political points and instead work with Democrats to create jobs and move forward.”

 “Democratic governors will continue to work to create jobs, expand opportunity, and make the modern investments a modern economy needs to promote continued growth in their states, making progress toward our continued economic revitalization.”