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Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta on Rural Prosperity

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta issued the following statement today regarding President Trump’s remarks on encouraging rural prosperity:

“President Trump’s commitment to reducing the barriers that stand in the way of rural development is already having an impact.  For instance, after losing jobs in 2016, mining and logging industries created more than 54,000 jobs in 2017.  The Department of Labor is committed to ensuring that every American has access to demand-driven education to bridge the skills gap and fill the open jobs being created in our growing economy.”

Office of the Secretary
January 8, 2018
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Contact: Eric Holland
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