or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Public Statements

Smith Hails Drop in Jobless Claims

By:
Date:
Location: Washington, DC


Smith Hails Drop in Jobless Claims
July 22, 2005

New Jersey's Unemployment Rate Strong; Economy Continues Growth

(Washington, DC) - Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released its state-by-state jobs report for the month of June. The report shows that since June of 2004, New Jersey has added nearly 53,000 jobs. In addition, New Jersey's unemployment has dropped dramatically since June of 2004 - when it stood at 4.8 - to 4 percent.

"Today's report is good news for families and jobs seekers in both New Jersey and the United States," said Smith, who represents New Jersey's Fourth District. "Our strategy of tax relief and market-based solutions is clearly paying dividends and the current economic environment, which fosters expansion and job creation, reflects that."

BREAK IN TRANSCRIPT

http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/nj04_smith/prunemployment.html

Back to top