DES MOINES, Iowa – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported Friday that the nation only added 210,000 jobs in November, gains that were less than half of what the country saw in October and 363,000 fewer jobs than the Dow Jones estimate for November.
U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, told The Iowa Torch that the jobs report is a sign that Democrats need to slow their spending.
“The November jobs report was disappointing and shows exactly why we need to pump the brakes on Speaker Pelosi and President Biden’s failed economic policies,” she said.
“While Washington Democrats have been focused on spending trillions of dollars we don’t have, our economy has continued to suffer, and will continue to suffer if their tax and spend agenda continues unchecked,” Hinson added.
“We need common-sense policies that will bring people back into the workforce, bring down the cost of goods, and get our economy working for everyone again,” she stated.
While the total nonfarm payroll employment rate rose by 210,000 last month, the nation’s unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percent to 4.2 percent.
BLS reported that job gains occurred in professional and business services, transportation and warehousing, construction, and manufacturing. However, employment in the retail trade declined over the month.