Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Watch the Jobs Report to See If Promises Are Kept

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Watch the Jobs Report to See If Promises Are Kept

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As a small-business owner, I particularly appreciate job creation as one of the signs of a healthy business. As a citizen, I appreciate that the growth of well-paying jobs provides a range of greater benefits for individuals, families and communities. As a voter, I support the policy efforts of elected officials from any political party to support job growth, and I also look to hold them accountable for their commitments to do so.

Our president-elect made a campaign commitment to policies that would result in 25 million new jobs over the next 10 years - that's a rate of more than 208,000 new jobs per month, starting Jan. 20. By comparison, the November 2016 U.S. jobs report documented the creation of 178,000 new jobs, while the annual 2014 growth of 2.95 million new jobs was the highest rate since 1999. …

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