America has faced incredible challenges since March. As we continue to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, I am grateful to see extraordinary job growth in the United States.
Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released an impressive June Jobs Report. With the current economic uncertainty, it is inspiring to see this quick improvement in our economy. With 4.8 million jobs added, this job growth has exceeded economists' expectations by nearly two million and shows that the economy continues to recuperate.
The unemployment rate has now dropped to 11.1%. The White House Council of Economic Advisers has said that while this report "shattered" expectations and shows that the economic recovery is moving faster than anticipated, jobs have still not recovered the ground lost since the economic shutdown began.
Under President Donald Trump, we have already seen record employment with the highest ever jobs achievement for African Americans, Hispanics and Asian Americans. I know that with his encouragement, jobs are being restored once again. Our families depend on this continued growth and I have full confidence that our President will keep his promises.
Our country is strong and resilient, I am confident in President Trump’s business-savvy leadership will help us fully recover jobs lost from this pandemic and the United States will come out of this stronger than ever.