• Why is June’s jobs report such a big deal?

    Hint: This kind of job creation hasn’t been seen in almost 15 years.

    In June, 262,000 private sector jobs were created. For five straight months our economy has added over 200,000 jobs. It’s been almost 15 years since our country has seen that kind of growth. That’s a big deal.


    All told, 1.4 million jobs have been created in the first half of the year. That’s the most job growth in six months since 1999, and another great sign that we are on the right track.

    We know that there’s still more work to do to make sure that Americans who are struggling to get by have the opportunity they need to succeed. But for today, we can celebrate that our country is making progress.

    This is news worth sharing. Spread the word so that your friends and family know that progress can be made.

    Economy and jobs