November 19, 2012
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) issued the following statement regarding the Nevada unemployment figures released earlier today:
"The decline in Nevada’s unemployment rate is encouraging, but more needs to be done to bolster our economy. Unemployment in the Silver State continues to far exceed the national average, which is why jobs, the economy, and getting Nevadans back to work continue to be my top priorities. Nevadans deserve good-paying jobs so they can provide for their families and stay in their homes. This begins with Washington providing the certainty job creators need to thrive and grow jobs. It is past time for Democrats and Republicans to come together to develop a plan to get the millions of unemployed Americans back to work. I am confident that by working together, we can develop solutions that get our nation and Nevada moving in the right direction,” said Senator Dean Heller.
In October, Nevada’s unemployment rate decreased from 11.8 percent to 11.5 percent. The unemployment rate in Las Vegas decreased to 11.1 percent. The rate in the Reno-Sparks areas decreased to 10.6 percent. Carson City’s unemployment rate decreased to 10.7 percent. Elko’s unemployment rate decreased to 5.4 percent.