Reid Statement on Nevada’s Unemployment Rate
June 17, 2011
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement on Nevada’s unemployment rate, which decreased to 12.1 percent in May.
“This is the fifth straight month that unemployment has decreased in Nevada and a sign that our economy is headed in the right direction. However, with so many Nevadans still looking for work, we cannot afford to take our eye off the ball or miss a single opportunity to create good paying jobs that can’t be shipped overseas. That’s why I’ve brought the fourth job creation bill of the year before the Senate and will continue using every tool at my disposal to put Nevadans back to work. While these are difficult times, Nevadans have faced down challenges before and proven that if we work together we can ensure that every Nevadan who wants to work has that opportunity”