Washington, D.C. (October 3, 2014) – Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics unveiled the September employment situation, showing the economy gained 248,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent. The following is a statement from BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director Kim Glas:
“This month’s jobs numbers show continued progress toward lowering the unemployment rate. However, we are reminded everyday about the need for greater infrastructure investments that prepare communities to be resilient to the impacts of a changing climate. Repairing America’s infrastructure will create quality jobs. These investments are vital to our economic and environmental future, but, as importantly, we must also modernize it to ensure it is ready to protect our communities and families for years to come.
“With just over a month until Election Day, it’s critical that upgrade and modernization of our infrastructure is top priority issue.”