Press Release of Senator Heller
Heller Statement on Nevada’s Unemployment Numbers
Friday, June 17, 2011
(Washington, DC) – Today U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) made the following statement on Nevada’s May unemployment rate.
“While it is true President Obama inherited a tough economy, it is clear his economic policies have made our situation worse. A year after the so called summer of recovery; Nevada continues to have the most distressed economy in the country and leads the nation in unemployment. Debt-fueled stimulus and stifling regulations will not lead to recovery. Washington must ensure certainty and stability to job creators for real economic growth to take hold,” said Heller.
While the number of unemployed Nevadans has declined, only two out of five workers were able to find employment. The rest dropped out of the labor force. Unemployment in the Las Vegas-Paradise metro area increased for the first time this year and the Reno-Sparks area unemployment increased by one-tenth.