Congresswoman Renee Ellmers released the following statement from her office in Washington this morning:
"Today's unemployment figures are deeply disheartening and show that our economic situation is not getting the full attention it deserves. People are struggling to make ends meet and worrying as to whether their business will be the next to hand out pink slips. Small businesses are seeing their budgets busted by high energy costs and uncertainty that currently exist in the market due to the threat of higher taxes, inflation, and government overreach. When will the President and leaders in the Senate wake up and realize that their policies have failed and are only causing more harm to our economy? The House has passed nine jobs bills over the past few months and each one of them is waiting for action in the Senate. This is not only irresponsible, but even more, it is hurting the American people. 'Where are the jobs?' is not a skewed question. After today's unemployment report, it continues to be a very real question."