Statement of U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander Praising August Job Numbers; Second Quarter GDP

Posted on September 1, 2006

“Today’s job numbers are more good news about the economy, which grew at 2.9 percent in the second quarter. Our economy has grown for 36 consecutive months and produced 5.7 million jobs since August 2003, including 128,000 this August alone. Our unemployment rate is at 4.7 percent - lower than the averages of the last three decades.”