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Rep. Brat Reacts to August Jobs Report

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Washington, September 7, 2018 | Mitchell Hailstone (202-225-2815) | comments

WASHINGTON – Reacting to the August jobs report, Rep. Dave Brat, who is the only member of Congress with a Ph.D. in Economics, released the following statement:

“The Labor Department has reported higher than expected job creation figures and average hourly private-sector earnings – again. We’ve added over 200k jobs last month and average earnings were up 2.9% in August. Unemployment rate remains near record-lows at 3.9%.

“If you let Americans keep more of their money, giving them the resources to flourish, the result is sustained economic growth. That’s the Republican philosophy, and when it’s put into action, it works.”

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