Sen. Lee Comments on December Employment Numbers

January 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Labor Department December 2020 jobs report:

“The United States lost a net 140,000 jobs in December, and it was a challenging month for many Americans as COVID-19 cases mounted and friends and family were separated during the holidays. At the same time, the final month of 2020 also provided a beacon of hope as the first COVID-19 vaccinations were administered across the country. As vaccinations help restore American confidence and allow them to return safely to work, it is my hope that the darkest days of the pandemic are behind us and the new year includes safely reuniting with friends, neighbors, family and coworkers.”