The 7th of September is Labor Day in U.S. In this connection Hilda L.Solis issued the following statement for Labor Day:
"Labor Day differs significantly from other holidays. It is devoted to no particular gender, individual, battle or religious observance. Simply put, it's a day shared by all. That's an especially important notion at a time when workers are feeling more anxiety than festivity.
"With the unemployment rate at 9.7 percent, it is no secret that Americans are facing monumental challenges during this economic crisis. I know that every job lost, every hour cut from the workweek, means another family having to make difficult decisions.
"I am somewhat surprised that we are seeing that continued rise in the unemployment figure, but we knew that was going to be happening and we know that it will continue for a few more months," she said in an interview with Reuters TV.
"We're going to provide rescue and rebuilding of our economy and our workforce," she said.Reuters reports
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part