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Reid Statement On February Employment Report

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the February employment report. According to the Labor Department, the economy added 236,000 jobs in February and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since 2008: “Today’s numbers show that our economy is growing, and is poised to grow even faster…

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Reid Statement On January Employment Report

Washington, DC– Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the January employment report. According to the Labor Department, the economy added 157,000 jobs in January. The Labor Department also revised the monthly job growth in 2012 from 142,000 jobs per month to 181,000 jobs per month: “Our nation’s economy continues to recover, but there is still…

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Reid Statement On November Unemployment Report

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the November employment report. The economy added 146,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008: “While too many Americans in Nevada and across the country continue to struggle, there is no doubt our economy is moving…

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Reid Statement On October Employment Report

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the October employment report, which showed the economy adding 171,000 jobs in October, beating economists’ expectations by nearly 50,000 jobs: “Today’s job numbers make one thing clear: President Obama’s policies are moving our economy forward, creating more jobs than expected in October and…

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Reid Statement On September Unemployment Report

Washington, D.C. –Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the September employment report, which showed the economy growing by 114,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropping to 7.8 percent, the lowest rate since January 2009: “We still have a lot of work to do, but with unemployment dropping below 8 percent to the…

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Reid Statement On The April Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Labor Department announced the economy added 115,00 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent. “Today’s figures show that while the unemployment rate continues to fall, too many Americans in Nevada and throughout our nation are still struggling to…

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Schumer Statement On Senate Approval Of Package To Extend Middle-Class Tax Cut, Jobless Benefits

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement Friday after the Senate approved a bipartisan compromise to extend a middle-class tax cut and jobless benefits: “This shows that even in an election year, this divided Congress can still accomplish something to help boost the economy. Republicans may not have preferred to extend…

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Reid On Extension Of Middle Class Tax Cut, Unemployment Insurance And Seniors’ Access To Their Doctors

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate approved the payroll tax cut conference report by a vote of 60-36. The compromise also extends unemployment insurance and protects Medicare patients’ ability to see their doctors. “More than 160 million American workers will keep more of their hard-earned money in their pockets…

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Reid Statement On January Unemployment Rate

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Labor Department’s jobs report showed strong employment gains in January. According to the Department of Labor, U.S. payrolls jumped 243,000 and the unemployment rate fell from 8.5 percent to 8.3 percent. “While I continue to be encouraged by the improving jobs numbers,…

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Reid Statement On November Unemployment Figures

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the release of unemployment figures for November. According to the Department of Labor, the U.S. added 140,000 private-sector jobs in November, and the unemployment rate dropped to a two-year low of 8.6 percent. “This news is a reminder that we must continue using…

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