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

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

“Today’s report reflects the massive impact that measures to contain the coronavirus have had on the American workforce. This employment situation is exceptionally fluid. We know that today’s data reflect neither the additional layoffs that occurred in late April and early May, nor the employees beginning to return to work in some States. We also know that, by re-opening safely, we have the capacity to avoid permanent job losses for the overwhelming percent of Americans who, the report shows, currently view their job loss as temporary.”

Agency
Office of the Secretary
Date
May 8, 2020
Release Number
20-861-NAT
Contact: Department of Labor National Contact Center
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