Congressman Fred Keller comments on outstanding May jobs numbers

June 5, 2020
Press Release
Calls on Gov. Tom Wolf to capitalize on momentum and reopen economy

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) commented on Friday’s May jobs report which saw the largest monthly jobs gain in history with 2.5 million new jobs created, including 225,000 manufacturing jobs, and unemployment drop from nearly 15 percent to 13.3 percent.


Prior to the report, so-called experts predicted unemployment would rise to nearly 20 percent and the U.S. economy would lose nearly 9 million jobs.


On the jobs report, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) made the following statement:


“Today’s tremendous jobs report and unemployment numbers show what we’ve said along: when you trust the American worker to rebuild the greatest economy the world has ever seen, you will not be disappointed. The best form of stimulus is a job. This is proof positive that re-opening the economy works and we need to continue to do it swiftly and safely.


“Despite this good news, there are still countless Pennsylvania workers and small businesses hurting. As such, I have one thing to say to Gov. Wolf: When you choose to trust Main Street as much as you do mega-retailers, a strong economic recovery is possible. Let’s re-open our economy and take advantage of this momentum.