Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement regarding the March employment figures released this morning showing that our economy added 216,000 jobs last month:
“Today’s news that unemployment fell to the lowest rate in two years and we added 216,000 jobs, marking the strongest two-month stretch of private sector hiring in years, is more evidence that our economy continues to recover.
“But even as our economy turns around, many people in Nevada and across the country continue to struggle. To keep moving in the right direction, we need to focus on creating jobs, and not be distracted by Republicans who are more interested in waging partisan battles than focusing on the concerns of middle class families who are sitting at the kitchen table wondering how to make ends meet. This is why we need to ignore the Tea Party’s demand that we pass a reckless spending bill that would destroy 700,000 American jobs, and instead work across the aisle to find common ground that cuts spending while protecting our fragile economic recovery.”