Today’s BLS announcement that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point in over five years is proof positive that the economy is continuing on the right track. We must continue to pursue a pro-growth policy approach by continuing to ease the tax burden on America’s working families and controlling government spending, which will further spur economic growth and lower the deficit.

Under Republican leadership, the U.S. economy has created 6.8 million new jobs since August 2003. It has also resulted in 38 months of sustained job creation, including a 4.1 percent jump in hourly earnings in the first part of this year, dramatically improving the standard of living for many Americans.