Rep. Engel Applauds Strong Job Growth

Rep. Engel Applauds Strong Job Growth

Reiterates need to extend unemployment insurance

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded the November employment report which shows the jobs market posted its largest gains in nearly three years.

The monthly jobs report shows that employers added 321,000 jobs to the economy in November, and the unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 percent.

“There’s no doubt that the economy is continuing to pick up steam, and the November jobs report is the strongest one that we’ve seen in almost three years. But it’s going to take us some time before we finish digging ourselves out of the Great Recession, and the recovery hasn’t been strong enough for the estimated 283,900 New Yorkers still struggling to find work.

“I am renewing my call to Speaker Boehner to allow for a simple up-or-down vote on extending unemployment insurance. Economic recoveries don’t take place overnight. It’s going to take more time for our economy to fully recover, and House Republicans should work with the Democratic Caucus to ensure that no American workers are left out.”