Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today on Nevada’s unemployment rate falling to 9.0%. According to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, the Nevada economy added 9,500 jobs in November.
“Nevada, and the nation, are showing signs of economic improvement—and this is good news. However, Nevada still has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, and we must do everything we can to create opportunities for job growth. With nine percent unemployment in Nevada, we must remain persistent in our work to extend unemployment insurance benefits for so many Nevadans still hungry for work. It is my priority for the Senate to extend unemployment benefits when we return in the new year, and I applaud Senator Heller for his efforts to work with Democrats on this issue. But we must do more; we need to address unemployment by working to enact policies that create jobs so that Nevadans don’t have to worry about looking for work and how to feed their family at the same time.”