Washington, DC– Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the March employment report. According to the Labor Department, 88,000 jobs were added in March:
“Today’s employment report again shows that our economy cannot afford more self-inflicted setbacks like the sequester. We need to focus on growth, not austerity. To spur greater job growth, Republicans should work with Democrats to make job-creating investments and replace the sequester with a balanced approach to deficit reduction that combines smart cuts with revenue measures such as closing tax loopholes for the very wealthy.
“We all know this recovery has a long road ahead, and nobody knows it better than the workers who have lost their jobs in Nevada and across the nation. But only Congress can undo the serious effects of Republicans’ harsh austerity. I hope my Republican colleagues will put partisanship aside and work with us for the good of the middle class.”