FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2021
One Country Statement on the March Jobs Report
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, One Country Project co-founder Heidi Heitkamp issued the following statement after the release of the March jobs report:
“The strong employment gains in March reflect the successful efforts of President Biden and Democrats in Congress to deliver relief to American workers and set the nation on the path toward economic recovery.
“Small businesses, manufacturing, health care, and service and hospitality all experienced growth as the COVID-19 vaccine availability and provided critical aid to those who have been most devastated by the pandemic. Despite Republican attempts to block the economic recovery package, the sharp job growth in March affirms that equipping American families and businesses with the support they need is a smart investment for the U.S. economy.
“While March had the biggest gains in job growth since September 2020, Americans across the country still face high rates of unemployment and economic uncertainty. Lawmakers must continue to invest in our communities to Build Back Better and lift the country up. The American Jobs Plan, announced by President Biden yesterday, represents another major opportunity to create good-paying jobs for American workers and continue rebuilding the rural economy. With broadband expansion, infrastructure investments, and upgrades to the manufacturing supply chain, the new legislation is key to sustaining the economic recovery reflected in the March jobs report.”
About One Country Project
The One Country Project, led by former Senators Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly, is working to promote greater opportunities for rural communities and ensure leaders earn their support. One Country is reengaging with rural Americans, serving as a clearinghouse of research and information for rural Americans, and working to ensure leaders regain trust by fighting for these communities. To learn more, visit the website, OneCountryProject.org.