The United States employment numbers garnered an 18-year low in the month of May. Businesses added 233,000 jobs in the month, up from 159,000 in April. That drove the unemployment rate to 3.8 percent.
Things looked even better for women where unemployment fell to 3.6 percent, the lowest since 1953. And for black Americans, it hit a record low of 5.9 percent.
It’s hard not to be impressed with the record numbers, but Nancy Pelosi managed.
“May’s Numbers Mean Little to Families”
“May’s jobs report shows that strong employment numbers mean little to the families hit with soaring new costs under the Republicans’ watch,” the House Minority Leader wrote in a Friday statement.
Pelosi focused on the Republicans’ “cruel, cynical health care sabotage campaign.” And said they are spiking families’ premiums by double digits. She also said that the “GOP tax scam” is enriching Big Pharma executives and shareholders instead of lowering prescription drug costs for seniors and sick children.
“Democrats know that the American people deserve A Better Deal, with Better Jobs, Better Wages and a Better Future. We are committed to creating millions of new good-paying jobs and raising wages, lowering the soaring cost of living for families and giving every American the tools to succeed in the 21st Century economy,” Pelosi wrote. “Democrats will never stop fighting for the hard-working middle class families who are the backbone of our nation.”
Stuart Varney responded to Pelosi’s remarks on “Fox & Friends saying that they are a sign of desperation.
“The Democrats do not have a growth plan. They don’t have one. So they have to criticize the president’s growth plan because it is working,” Varney said.