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Saunders Hails Strong Jobs Report, as Economy Blows Away Expectations

WASHINGTON - AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement in response to the U.S. economy gaining 916,000 new jobs in March.

"Today’s jobs report is powerful evidence of the good government can do when we elect competent, disciplined, compassionate leaders to run it. Thanks to an unprecedented vaccine mobilization and other investments in working families, America blew away job growth expectations, and public education jobs have begun a solid rebound. We look forward to continued growth in the broader public sector in the coming months as the American Rescue Plan begins to take full effect."

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