May 4, 2012

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Statement from DGA Chair Martin O'Malley on April Jobs Report

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 115,000 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 8.1 percent:

“Today’s jobs report shows that our economy continues to make steady progress, and while we have much work to do to continue our recovery, our country has now seen 26 straight months of private sector job growth under President Obama’s leadership. With private businesses creating 130,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate driven down to a three-year-low, we are moving in the right direction toward full recovery. 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 steady progress to revitalize our economy.”