With this morning’s announcement that the U.S. economy added 162,000 jobs last month, dropping the unemployment rate to 7.4 percent, one group is calling for infrastructure spending to further boost the economy.
“Today’s jobs report shows progress toward building a more prosperous economy and lays the track work for solid economic growth over the next year,” said David Foster, executive director of the BlueGreen Alliance, a group made up of labor unions and environmental organizations. Its members include the Sheet Metal Workers union.
“President Obama’s plan to make investments in our manufacturing and infrastructure is the right approach and it will have a ripple effect that will create real momentum for economic growth, while addressing climate change,” Foster said. “We need to make investments to keep our economy humming, create demand and help make sure every American who wants a job can have one.”