Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the American economy added 210,000 jobs in the month of November, and the unemployment rate was 4.2%, down from 4.6% in October.
With more people entering the job market and an unemployment rate approaching pre-pandemic levels three years ahead of projections, the Biden-Harris Administration continues to deliver a historic, worker-centered recovery. We are committed to an inclusive recovery and among the highlights of this report were major reductions in the unemployment rates for Black workers, Hispanic workers and workers with less than a high school diploma.
We are committed to supporting all workers and their families morning, noon and night.
The President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will drive more job growth in the months and years ahead, and at the Department of Labor, we are focused on making sure those new jobs are good jobs with access for all through proven pathways like Registered Apprenticeship. Moving forward, the President’s Build Back Better Act is the key to both reducing the biggest costs working families face and increasing equity in our labor market by investing in the care needs that keep so many women, especially Black women, from fully participating in our economy.
To stay safe and keep our economy moving forward, I urge everyone to remain vigilant about COVID transmission, and to get yourself and your family vaccinated and boosted as soon as you are eligible this holiday season.