Statement from U.S. Rep. John Katko on January 2018 Jobs Report

(Syracuse, New York)Following release of the U.S. Department of Labor report indicating that the economy added 200,000 jobs in January and wages have grown at the fastest rate since 2009, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement:

“Today’s report shows that our economy is continuing to improve.  In Congress, I supported the Tax Cut and Jobs Act because after years of recession and stagnant growth, Central New York families and individuals nationwide deserve more than the status quo.  Today’s numbers are proof that this measure has enabled economic growth.   Nationwide, we are seeing businesses investing in our workforce, creating more opportunities, boosting paychecks, and expanding operations.   As wage growth and consumer confidence continue to rise, I look forward to seeing results here in Central New York and across this country.”

Congressman Katko represents the 24th Congressional District of New York, which includes all of Onondaga, Cayuga, and Wayne Counties and the western portion of Oswego County.  For more information visit or