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Seven years ago our economy was in decline. We were shedding nearly 800,000 jobs a month, the housing market was in free fall, and the auto industry was flatlining. Many families were struggling to pay their bills and make ends meet, and millions more were watching their savings evaporate. We were in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression.
President Obama signed the Recovery Act seven years ago this month, as one of his first major acts in office. Yesterday, he was in Jacksonville, Florida, talking about the real progress we've made on the economy.
Our unemployment rate is below five percent for the first time in almost eight years. Wages are rising. Private businesses in America have added 14 million new jobs over 71 months -- the longest streak of private-sector job growth on record. And important industries like clean energy are booming.
We've shown that middle-class economics works, but we have to keep fighting to make sure that our economy works for everybody, not just those at the top.
Show your support for common-sense economic policies -- add your name now to say you're in.
The road to recovery was difficult, but we've fought our way back, thanks to the strength and resilience of American workers, and thanks to OFA supporters fighting for common-sense economic policies.
OFA supporters have organized for raising the minimum wage, fought for fair pay for equal work, and spread the word about the lowering unemployment rate and getting our economy back on track, but we're not stopping there.
On the seventh anniversary of the Recovery Act, join OFA supporters in continuing the fight for economic progress:
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