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Bill Johnson on Strong February Jobs Report

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Salem, March 10, 2017 | Ben Keeler (330.337.6951) | comments
Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics published the February jobs report:
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Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics published the February jobs report:

This morning’s jobs report, showing a gain of 235,000 added jobs, confirms the surge of optimism that consumers and businesses are feeling with the start of the new administration. This is a very encouraging report for American workers.

It’s a great sign that construction jobs are leading the way, growing by 58,000 jobs – the most in over a decade - along with the manufacturing sector adding 28,000 new jobs. Two energy sectors very important to Eastern and Southeastern Ohio also posted gains: Those employed in the oil and gas industry climbed by 1,800, and coal mining jobs rose by 300.

I am optimistic that as President Trump continues to roll back onerous regulations, and pushes for a long-needed overhaul of our tax code, this positive trend will continue. 

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