WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement on the Labor Department’s February 2018 jobs report showing strong job gains and labor participation growth:

“Today’s report is great news for our workers and our economy, and a sign that tax reform is helping provide the boost to job creation and wage growth that we believed would happen.  I’m particularly pleased that the labor participation rate grew significantly, as 806,000 Americans entered the workforce looking to find jobs and take advantage of the growing economy, the largest increase since 1983.  A growing workforce is critically important to our efforts to help Americans who’ve been on the sidelines get back to work and achieve their God-given potential.  I will continue working with my colleagues to put in place the right tax and regulatory policies to continue to strengthen our labor market and to help more Americans get the skills and training they need to find meaningful employment.”