April 3, 2020

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia on the March Jobs Report

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement on the March 2020 Employment Situation report:

“Today’s report shows 701,000 fewer jobs, and the unemployment rate rising to 4.4%.

April 2, 2020

Statement by Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia on Unemployment Insurance Claims

WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement regarding Unemployment Insurance claims:

March 26, 2020

Statement by Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia on Unemployment Insurance Claims

WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement regarding Unemployment Insurance claims:

March 20, 2020

U.S. Department of the Treasury, IRS and the U.S. Department of Labor Announce Plan to Implement Coronavirus-Related Paid Leave for Workers and Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses to Swiftly Recover the Cost of Providing Coronavirus-Related Leave

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. This relief to employees and small and midsize businesses is provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020.

March 13, 2020

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia on President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement regarding the federal response to coronavirus:

March 6, 2020

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia on the February Jobs Report

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement on the February 2020 Employment Situation report:

“February’s jobs report again far exceeded expectations with a surge of 273,000 jobs created. With an upward revision of 48,000 jobs in January, 6.9 million new jobs have been added since January 2017.

February 26, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Economic Growth At Business Day in Madison, Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Madison, Wisconsin, to address business leaders at the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) Business Day. In his remarks, the Secretary attributed the nation’s strong economic performance to the President’s pro-growth policies, including deregulation, tax cuts, fair trade agreements and workforce development.

February 25, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Apprenticeships and Economic Opportunity at Rockwell Automation

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to highlight workforce development and economic opportunity during a visit to Rockwell Automation. Secretary Scalia toured Rockwell Automation’s new manufacturing line that is set to open in spring 2020 and met with veteran candidates from the company’s Academy of Advanced Manufacturing workforce training program.

February 21, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia Signs First Secretary’s Orders and Announces Department Management Decisions

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia announced a series of management decisions, including his first Secretary's Orders since his confirmation in September 2019.

February 12, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia Joins One-Year Commemoration of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia today joined Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump at a roundtable event commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative.

February 11, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Workforce Development and the President’s Trade Agreements in Central Florida

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Orlando and Tampa, Florida. In Orlando, he participated in a roundtable discussion with government and business leaders at Enterprise Florida, Inc., and gave remarks at the International Franchise Association’s 60th Annual Convention. In Tampa, Secretary Scalia held a second roundtable discussion with business leaders and educators and spoke with employers and workers at Port Tampa Bay before taking a tour of the port.

February 10, 2020

President Trump’s Budget Makes Key Investments in America’s Workforce

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor released the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump's fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget.

February 7, 2020

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia on the January Jobs Report

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement on the January 2020 Employment Situation Report:

“January’s jobs report far surpassed expectations with a surge of 225,000 jobs created. 

February 4, 2020

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia On President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address:

“Three years ago, President Trump entered the Oval Office with a promise to bring back jobs and prosperity for the American worker. Tonight, the President reminded us that he has delivered on that promise. His policies have created an economic boom that is lifting up all Americans.

February 3, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Workforce Development in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia, to visit a Virginia Career Works job center, to tour the STIHL Incorporated manufacturing facility, and to participate in a roundtable discussion with area business leaders.

January 30, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Workforce Development and USMCA with Business Leaders in Miami, Florida

MIAMI, FL – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia visited American workers in South Florida to discuss the recently signed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and workforce development. Secretary Scalia toured Gaumard Scientific – a manufacturer of medical simulators – and participated in a roundtable discussion with Miami business leaders at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Secretary Scalia heard from students at the Miami Job Corps Center.

January 29, 2020

Statement of U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia On Signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement regarding the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

“Thanks to the unyielding dedication of President Trump, the United States will now have a fair and reciprocal trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. USMCA will bring jobs, increased trade and stronger economic growth to our already record-setting economy, growing GDP by as much as $235 billion and adding as many as 500,000 new jobs.

January 20, 2020

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement regarding Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

January 13, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Workforce Development In Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia toured Pulverman Manufacturing and participated in a roundtable discussion with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Secretary Scalia underscored the Administration's focus on training workers for jobs of the future as well as the positive impact the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will have on the region's economy.

January 10, 2020

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia on the December Jobs Report

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement on the December 2019 Employment Situation Report:

“The effects of tax cuts and deregulation led to a strong close of 2019. The unemployment rate remained at the 50-year low level of 3.5%. This is the 22nd consecutive month of the unemployment rate being at or below 4%. U-6, the broadest measure of unemployment and underemployment, set a record low in December.