North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Bobbie Richardson released the following statement in response to the February jobs report:
“Today’s news is another sign that President Biden’s economic plan is working and our state and country’s economic recovery is booming. Let’s be very clear – the American Rescue Plan is the biggest driver behind this historic economic recovery, which every single Republican in Congress from North Carolina voted against. While there’s still more work to be done, thanks to President Biden and Democrats alone, we’ve created millions more jobs than anyone had predicted, gotten over six million North Carolinians fully vaccinated, and tackled supply chain issues.
“If we saw this kind of record job numbers under the previous president, there would be unbridled joy from the Republican Party. But we’re sure to see a muted response today, because this Republican Party not only roots against our economic recovery, but they tried to stop it. Now, instead of joining Democrats to lower costs for North Carolina families, Republicans are once again trying to stand in the way with no plan of their own other than to raise taxes on over half of Americans. This November, we’ll make sure every North Carolina Republican lawmaker has to answer for their outright refusal to support North Carolinians.”