Senate Democrats

Reid: As Economy Continues To Recover, We Must Stay Focused On Creating Jobs

Washington, D.C.Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement regarding the February employment figures released this morning showing that our economy added 192,000 jobs in February while unemployment fell to the lowest rate since April 2009: “Today’s news that unemployment fell and we added nearly two hundred thousand jobs is more proof that as our economy continues to bounce back, we need to do stay focused on creating jobs and protecting our fragile recovery. Families in Nevada and around the country are still struggling. That’s why we cannot afford Republicans’ reckless spending plan, which economists from across the spectrum have said would destroy hundreds of thousands of American jobs.    “To keep our economy moving in the right direction, Republicans should work with us to quickly pass a long-term budget that reduces the deficit while protecting jobs, and gives businesses certainty. Then we need to get back to the important work of passing common-sense legislation that gets Americans back to work.”