June 3, 2022/Media, Press

North Carolina Democratic Party May Jobs Report Statement

North Carolina Democratic Party Bobbie Richardson released the following statement after the May jobs report showed that the U.S. economy added 390,000 new jobs in May, which was higher than predictions expected. This report follows over a year of record job growth and low unemployment rates in North Carolina and across the country thanks in large part to President Biden, Governor Cooper and Democrats’ leadership. 

“Today’s jobs report is more proof President Biden’s economic agenda is working – thanks to President Biden, Governor Cooper and North Carolina Democrats, and in spite of North Carolina Republican obstructions. This wasn’t an accident – this is the result of the President’s economic agenda focusing on growing our economy from the middle out, and it’s been powered by Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, which has spurred a historically fast recovery – and which every North Carolina congressional Republican voted against. 

“North Carolina Democrats, Governor Cooper and President Biden know that our economy still faces other challenges, which is why they have made addressing inflation and bringing down prices a top priority. Republicans in Congress on the other hand have put forward a very different plan – one which could raise taxes on the middle class and jeopardize the retirement benefits of seniors. North Carolina Democrats know voters can’t afford that approach, and we’ll continue fighting to put more money in the pockets of working families.”