Senate Democrats

Reid Statement On October Employment Statistics

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the release of unemployment figures for October. According to the Department of Labor U.S. payrolls increased by 80,000 and unemployment fell from 9.1 percent to 9.0 percent.

“Americans are still hurting and Congress needs to remain focused on creating jobs. Unfortunately, just yesterday Senate Republicans voted unanimously to block a bill that would have put hundreds of thousands of Americans back to work –including 3,300 Nevadans– rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges and modernizing our air traffic control systems. This proposal was supported by the vast majority of Americans; unfortunately none of them are Senate Republicans.

“Democrats will continue working to create jobs and get our economy back on track. I hope that today’s news will remind Republicans that the good of our economy and job security for the middle class are more important than protecting millionaires and Wall Street Banks.”