March 7, 2008
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement in response to the unemployment numbers released today by the United States Department of Labor:
"The unemployment numbers released today by the Labor Department show that the number of unemployed Nevadans increased by more than 20 percent in the last year. This is another reminder that the Bush administration's 'wait and see' approach isn't working in Nevada or anywhere else. Bush continues to turn a blind eye to Nevadans suffering in this economic slump. In fact, just last month, he refused to extend unemployment insurance benefits to those most in need. It's time for a change.