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Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on Labor Day Holiday

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Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement today in advance of tomorrow's Labor Day Holiday.

"Tomorrow, the Commonwealth and the Country will celebrate the backbone of this nation, the American worker. In the midst of one of the toughest economies we have ever experienced, we will pay tribute to the men and women who have built this nation. We will do this knowing how much work there is to do before there will be good work for all of our citizens. The economic circumstances surrounding us are well known. Unemployment remains far too high. Uncertainty remains present in far too many homes. Too many Virginians and Americans who are anxious and ready to work simply cannot find the simple opportunity to do so. That is a tragedy. Resolving this situation by growing our economy and freeing the private sector to create good paying new jobs is the duty of our day. Now is the time that we must come together to turn this economy around. It's time for a collective effort to create the opportunities our citizens need and deserve. As we pause tomorrow to celebrate the goodness and nobility of work, let's also resolve to join together in the years ahead to ensure that good work will continue to be available for all who seek it. I wish all Virginians a wonderful and relaxing Labor Day Holiday."


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