Republican Congressional Candidate Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today released the following statement regarding the Department of Labor's July unemployment report:
"With the national unemployment rate ticking up to 8.3% this month, the President and Congress need to reevaluate their approach toward repairing our weak economy. Americans have been struggling with an unemployment rate over 8% for 42 consecutive months, a daunting statistic that does not line up with the promises of this Administration. There is overwhelming evidence of fatigue and exhaustion from our unemployed workers who are fighting to find full-time and adequately paid jobs. In the wake of this report, I hope Congress will follow the House's lead and pass their jobs bill to prevent devastating tax hikes looming over small businesses. Lawmakers must come to the table and find commonsense solutions to roll back taxes and regulations to improve this tepid economic climate."