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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
April 6, 2007

Fact Sheet: Job Creation Continues - More Than 7.8 Million Jobs Created Since August 2003

March 2007 Marks 43rd Consecutive Month Of Job Growth

Today, The Bureau Of Labor Statistics Released New Jobs Figures – 180,000 Jobs Created In March.  Since August 2003, more than 7.8 million jobs have been created, with nearly 2 million jobs created over the last 12 months.  Our economy has now added jobs for 43 straight months, and the unemployment rate remains low at 4.4 percent.

More American Workers Are Finding Jobs And Taking Home More Pay

By Setting Clear Spending Priorities And Keeping Taxes Low, We Can Keep Our Economy Growing

The President Has Submitted A Budget That Eliminates The Federal Deficit Within The Next Five Years Without Raising Taxes.  By contrast, Congressional Democrats' recently-passed budget resolutions would raise taxes and increase government spending while failing to address the most serious challenge to our Nation's fiscal health: the unsustainable growth in entitlement programs, like Social Security and Medicare.

Keeping Our Economy Growing Also Requires Opening Markets And Expanding Trade.  Every time we break down barriers to trade and investment, we open up new markets for American ranchers, farmers, workers, and entrepreneurs.  Last year the United States exported a record $1.4 trillion dollars worth of goods and services – making us the largest exporter in the world.  As we expand free and fair trade, America enjoys lower prices, better jobs, and increased productivity.

The President Calls On Congress To Extend Trade Promotion Authority So We Can Make Headway On The Doha Round And Other Trade Agreements.

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