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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
January 4, 2008

Fact Sheet: December 2007 Marks Record 52nd Consecutive Month of Job Growth
More Than 8.3 Million Jobs Created Since August 2003 In Longest Continuous Run Of Job Growth On Record

     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy

Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released new jobs figures – 18,000 jobs created in December.  Since August 2003, more than 8.3 million jobs have been created, with more than 1.3 million jobs created throughout 2007.  Our economy has now added jobs for 52 straight months – the longest period of uninterrupted job growth on record. The unemployment rate remains low at 5 percent.  The U.S. economy benefits from a solid foundation, but we cannot take economic growth for granted and economic indicators have become increasingly mixed.  President Bush will continue working with Congress to address the challenges our economy faces and help facilitate long-term economic growth, job growth, and better standards of living for all Americans.

The U.S. Economy Benefits From A Solid Foundation

The President Will Continue Working With Congress To Address Challenges And Help Keep Our Economy Sound

The President's policies address the greatest challenges to our economy.  The President's proposals would address the areas of greatest concern, including challenges in the housing market and the rising cost of fuel.

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