Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Rep. Joe Wilson Applauds Decrease in Unemployment Claims

Aug 9, 2018
Press Release

Rep. Joe Wilson Applauds Decrease in Unemployment Claims

West Columbia, S.C. – Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement applauding the Department of Labor’s announcement today that they have adjusted the unemployment claims from last week, and highlighted a decrease in claims:

The Department of Labor’s announcement today highlighting the decrease in unemployment claims is a positive step that shows the Republican agenda of creating jobs through tax cuts and deregulation is working. I am grateful that the current unemployment claims are at historic lows and I look forward to continue working with my colleagues to promote policies that allow small businesses to expand and create jobs.”

Additional positive economic news:

  • At over 155 million people, a historic number of Americans are currently employed.
  • The unemployment rate is near an 18 year low at 3.9%
  • For three straight months the number of jobs openings has exceeded the number of people looking for work.
  • The U.S. currently has record low levels of unemployment for African Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans, and women.
  • For every one new regulation that has been added under the Trump Administration, 22 have been removed. 
  • American families have received the biggest pay increase in nearly a decade.

You can read the Department of Labor’s report on the adjusted unemployment claims here.