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Statement of Labor Secretary on Feb employment numbers

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Mar '07
Elaine L. Chao
U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao issued the following statement on the February employment situation released today:

“Our economy created over 97,000 new jobs in February, this plus the upward revisions of 55,000 jobs in the last two months, shows that our economy continues to produce jobs at a steady, sustainable rate."

"It's also noteworthy that a significant portion of the new jobs created over the past 12 months have been in service sectors which pay above average wages. Our economy has now seen 42 straight months of job growth for a total of 7.6 million new jobs created since August 2003.”

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.

US Department of Labor


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