The Full Employment Caucus will work to ensure all Americans who want to work have access to a job. The Caucus will address the serious social issues of unemployment, such as loss of dignity, purpose and self worth, and an inability to meet basic needs, as well as the economic impacts of large scale and chronic unemployment that challenge pockets of America. The Caucus will explore and study diverse ideas to create, advance, and sustain a variety of employment opportunities. Ultimately, it will pursue policies that will advance and maintain a level of full employment.
The overall unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent in April, tying the lowest level reached since May of 2001 as the establishment survey reported the economy added 211,000 jobs. With roughly offsetting revisions to the prior two months' job growth, this brings the average for the last three months to 174,000.