PRESS RELEASE: STATEMENT: JOBLESS CLAIMS SHOW PUBLIC INVESTMENT WORKS, URGENT NEED FOR FULL AMERICAN JOBS & FAMILIES PLANS 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
June 17, 2021

Contact: 
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director

[email protected] or 914-471-7716

STATEMENT: JOBLESS CLAIMS SHOW PUBLIC INVESTMENT WORKS, URGENT NEED FOR FULL AMERICAN JOBS & FAMILIES PLANS 

The American Rescue Plan Will Help Boost 2021 Economic Growth to 7%, According to the Federal Reserve — But Economy is Still Down Million of Jobs

73% of VotersIncluding 67% of Independents and 57% of Republicans, Support the Proposed $2.25 Trillion American Jobs Plan

61% of VotersIncluding 64% of Independents, Support the American Families Plan By A +29 Point Margin

58% of VotersIncluding 54% of Independents, Support Passing the American Jobs & Families Plans Through Reconciliation

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Invest In America’s spokesperson Maddy McDaniel issued the following statement responding to the slight rise in jobless claims after months of decreasing unemployment thanks to the American Rescue Plan:

“Thanks to the public investments in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, jobless claims have been steadily decreasing for months. But today’s slight rise is a reminder that we’re not out of the woods yet, and the country has much further to go on the road to economic recovery. 

“We need to continue to invest in our industries, manufacturing, caregivers, and our middle class with the full American Jobs and Families Plans. Millions of Americans are counting on these public investments to get back on their feet and back to work. We can’t afford to waste any more time.”

Economists are available to discuss the implications of this week’s jobless claims — reach out to [email protected] to get in touch. 

About Invest in America

Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.

The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.

Learn more at InvestInAmericaNow.com and @InvestNowUSA, and InvestinAmericaProject.com.

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