On Labor Day we honor the achievements of America’s workers, and this year we have a historic victory to celebrate: Since President Biden took office through July, we’ve added 9.5 million jobs to the economy, and the unemployment rate plunged to 3.5%, matching a 53-year low.
At every turn, working people are seizing opportunities and proving that, even though work is changing, America is a country filled with hard workers. Thanks to President Biden’s leadership, the jobs that will be created under the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act and the Inflation Reduction Act will only build on this momentum.
As we recognize Labor Day in 2022, I want to highlight a few of the many ways the U.S. Department of Labor and the Biden-Harris administration are empowering workers by promoting good jobs and providing the tools and resources they need to succeed.
And as you look forward to the summer’s last long weekend, I encourage you to pause for a moment and remember: Every recovery has a lesson to teach. Here’s one for this Labor Day: Never bet against America’s workers.
U.S. Secretary of Labor