U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) issued the following statement regarding the Nevada unemployment figures released earlier today:
"The addition of new jobs in the Silver State is welcome news. However, economic recovery continues to be slow and far too many Nevadans remain out of work or underemployed. Washington needs to act on commonsense measures that spur job growth and create an environment that allows our economy to thrive. The past few weeks are prime examples of how Congress continues to miss opportunities to get Americans back to work. Two separate jobs proposals were offered, yet the majority party refused to allow open debate, stifling progress on these bills. Partisan gridlock is counterproductive and continues to prohibit a more robust recovery. It's past time for Washington to come together and start working on real solutions that will provide job creators the tools they need to grow their business and hire hard-working Americans," said Senator Dean Heller.
In June, Nevada's unemployment remained the same at 11.6 percent. The unemployment rate in Las Vegas increased to 12.1 percent. The rate in the Reno-Sparks areas increased to 11.7 percent. Carson City's unemployment rate increased to 11.8 percent. Elko's unemployment rate decreased to 6.3 percent.