U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) issued the following statement regarding the national unemployment figures released earlier today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
"May's unemployment figures are further proof of just how critical it is that Washington gets its act together. Too many Americans are unemployed or have simply dropped out of the labor force. It's obvious that people across the country are hurting and want solutions. My state continues to lead the country in unemployment and it is no secret that the gridlock in Washington is not helping Nevadans. Congress needs to focus on pro-growth policies that eliminate burdensome regulations, reforms the tax code, and helps struggling homeowners. It is my hope that our economy will improve as the year goes on, but Washington must take action," said Senator Dean Heller.
In May, the economy added only 69,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate rose from 8.1 percent to 8.2 percent.