The latest U.S. Labor Department jobless figures were released Friday. Employers added only 54,000 jobs in May, down from a revised 232,000 in April. The unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent last month, up from 9 percent in April.
Republicans are on the attack saying the economy is stagnating and that the Obama Administration’s policies have failed to jumpstart the economy. Appearing on MSNBC Friday morning, 6th District Congressman James Clyburn says part of the problem is that the majority GOP House has blocked House Democrats job creation initiatives from getting to the House floor, including one he presented months ago.
The Rural Energy Savings Program that I offered 18 months ago, a bipartisan bill, will create jobs here in rural America and will use products that are produced here in America These jobs cannot be outsourced and we will have significant employment taking place at no real cost to the government.
Clyburn says for five months Republicans have controlled the House without bringing one bill to create jobs to the floor.