Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada's Third District released the following statement today on Nevada's new unemployment numbers.
"Today's disappointing unemployment numbers are another reminder of how important it is to pass an extension of unemployment benefits to help Nevadans weather this economic storm. The failed economic policies of the Bush administration have left us with the deepest recession in a generation, and as we work to turn our economy around it is critical that we provide relief for Nevadans who are struggling to stay in their home or put food on the table. These unemployment benefits are invested right back into our economy when families buy school supplies and groceries and pay the rent.
"With Nevada's unemployment at a record level, we must increase our efforts to pass meaningful legislation that will create jobs in Southern Nevada. Already the House has passed an energy bill that would send $580 million to Nevada and create 17,000 jobs in the Silver State. Passing this law and turning Nevada's potential for clean energy jobs into a reality must be a top priority so that we can put people back to work."