Statement by Acting Secretary of Labor Su on June jobs report
WASHINGTON – U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su issued the following statement on the June 2023 Employment Situation report:
“Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the American economy added 209,000 jobs in the month of June, and the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.6 percent, continuing the longest stretch of sub-4 percent unemployment since the 1960s. With 13.2 million jobs added since President Biden took office and an average of 244,000 jobs added per month over the past three months, this progress continues the steady, stable economic growth that benefits working families.
“The Biden-Harris administration has implemented an investment agenda that prioritizes expanding the middle class and leaving no one behind. The solid job market continues to deliver employment and earnings opportunities for our growing workforce, with average hourly earnings increasing 4.4 percent over the year.
“For the third straight month, a new historic high for labor force participation rate for prime working-age women was set at 77.8 percent. Women, as they so often do, have strengthened our labor force when called upon, and we must remain committed to addressing structural barriers to their full flourishing in their careers.
“Bidenomics is rooted in the notion that growth must be broadly shared by diverse communities throughout this nation. I am proud of the confidence that President Biden has shown in me to continue this work and ensure that equitable growth powers sustained economic gains for working families.”