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Roskam Statement On 9.8% Unemployment Rate


Location: Washington, DC

Roskam Statement On 9.8% Unemployment Rate

Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor reported that the U.S. economy lost 263,000 jobs in September, raising the unemployment rate to 9.8%:

"With yet another month of hundreds of thousands of jobs lost and an unemployment rate nearing 10%, it's clear American families are hurting and Washington's policies are not working for Main Street. The Democrats' current policy of passing massive spending packages and accumulating enormous amounts of debt hasn't created jobs or stimulated our economy. It's time we eschew this spending rollercoaster and employ pro-growth and pro-jobs policies that stimulate our economy and help lead us out of this deep recession."

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