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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
July 2, 2004

Fact Sheet: Over 1.5 Million Jobs Created Since August with 10 Straight Months of Job Gains
The President's Economic Policies Continue to Drive Steady Job Growth and Strengthen the Economy

Today's Presidential Action

Today at the White House, President Bush discussed with entrepreneurs from across the country his small business agenda and his six-point plan to continue to strengthen America's economic recovery and create jobs in America. New jobs figures released today and other recent indicators show that President Bush's economic policies are working -- but there is more work to do.

The economy has posted steady job gains for each of the last ten months -- creating more than 1.5 million jobs since August. According to statistics released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 112,000 new jobs were created in June.

Background: President Bush's Actions are Driving Our Economy Forward -- Now is Not the Time to Turn Back

President Bush's economic policies are working. The economy is strong and growing stronger. Factories are busier, families are earning more, homeownership remains at record levels, and people are finding work.

Many Americans are working hard to make ends meet. We must continue to push forward on a pro-growth economic agenda that meets the needs of the American people.


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