Washington, DC (November 6, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Department of Labor released its monthly jobs report.
“In October, the unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent and 638,000 Americans regained their jobs. In the last six months, about 11.9 million Americans have regained their jobs. We are continuing to move in the right direction, thanks to President Trump’s pro-growth policies and commitment to safely reopening society. However, all that progress is jeopardized by the prospect of a Biden presidency. President Trump still has a path to victory, and the media should not prematurely call the election for Biden when votes are still being counted in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada, and other states. Our prosperity is truly at stake, and our small business members want to make sure this election is conducted fairly. We also need Congress to do their part and pass another stimulus bill with a renewal of the Paycheck Protection Program. Leader McConnell said he wants another stimulus bill passed and signed into law by the end of the year. We fully support Leader McConnell’s goal. Speaker Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and the Democrats in Congress have been holding a stimulus bill hostage for months. If their goal was to maximize pain before the election, then they no longer have that excuse. Our message to the Democrats in Congress: Let’s get it done!”