Reid Statement on May Employment Report

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Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today on Nevada’s May employment report. According to the Nevada State Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, the Nevada unemployment rate dropped to 7.9%. This is the lowest unemployment level in nearly 6 years.

“Today’s report shows that Nevada is on the right track toward a full economic recovery. In order to continue down this path, we must invest in fiscal policies that will ensure job creation, and spark economic activity—like investing in transportation, and other infrastructure projects that will revitalize communities throughout the Silver State.

“I hope Republicans will join Senate Democrats in supporting the EXPIRE Act, a bill that cuts taxes for homeowners and families, students and teachers, small businesses and large employers. These tax cuts will help sustain this recovery. And I urge my Republican colleagues to join to provide all Americans with a fair shot at economic success, so that everyone will benefit from a faster, fuller economic recovery. We still have much work to do, and as always, I remain committed to support programs that bring federal dollars back to Nevada to ensure our full economic recovery is a reality.”



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