Dold on Jobs: "Status Quo Isn't Working"
Congressman responds to "disappointing" jobs report.
The U.S. economy added no new jobs in August, keeping the unemployment rate at 9.1 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday.
The Huffington Post calls the news a "concrete sign yet that the recovery has stalled out and a double-dip recession may well be on the way."
"We're treading water, going sideways, you can call it whatever you want; this report says we are not gathering momentum," said Wells Fargo economist John Silvia.
Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) called the news disappointing. The freshman congressman said that the politicians in Washington need to work together to find common ground so "we can put people back to work."
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"The status quo isn’t working," Dold said in a statement released Friday morning. "I am looking forward to working with the President, the Speaker of the House and my constituents to find common sense solutions that will spur the economy and put our nation on a fiscally sustainable path."