Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today made the following statement on Nevada’s unemployment rate for January 2010.
“While Nevada’s unemployment situation didn’t worsen, it’s clear there’s more work ahead when it comes to helping those who are struggling, creating jobs, and getting our economy back on track. It’s also clear that the economic recovery act, or stimulus bill, prevented things from getting even worse. But that’s not enough for workers who can’t find a job, which is why we are taking action.
“By focusing on a combination of tax incentives for small businesses and investment in job-creating projects, I led the Senate in passing the first of several bills in our jobs agenda. Further, last week, President Obama signed into law a bill that will provide a significant boost to Nevada’s number one industry. By using the LVCVA’s model for Las Vegas, the Travel Promotion Act will market the U.S. around the globe as a tourist destination. When more people are traveling to Nevada and spending their money here, our state’s economy thrives.
“Having grown up in a family that didn’t always know whether there would be food on the table, I am all too familiar with how out-of-work Nevadans are struggling. I promise I’ll continue to do everything I can to create jobs and get Nevada’s economy moving again.”
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