Pocan Statement on February Jobs Report
MADISON, WI—Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today commented on the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which showed that the economy added 236,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent.
“Today’s jobs report is certainly good news, but we can’t take our foot off the gas. Too many people in south central Wisconsin are still out of work, and I am deeply concerned that the sequester cuts will slow our economic growth and prevent further job creation. There is more to do. We must come to a balanced solution in Congress that responsibly reduces the deficit while maintaining our investments in programs that lead to a growing economy.”