New York's unemployment rate jumped to 9.1 percent last month, as tens of thousands new people entered the workforce and couldn't find a job.
"Business owners are delaying expansions and hiring has been slow because of Washington's over-regulation, the onset of ObamaCare and proposed tax increases," said Matt Doheny, the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties' candidate. "These job numbers are further confirmation that the Obama/Owens partnership is failing when it comes to turning our local economy around."
The state unemployment figure increased from 8.9 percent in June; it was 8.2 percent in July 2011.
"Here in Bill Owens' district, people are struggling. We've had more than 3,600 people who have left the labor force in just the past year," said Doheny. "We have double-digit unemployment in St. Lawrence and Fulton counties, and most of the rest are above 8 percent. Many have left the area to find work. Some have given up trying to find a new job. This cannot continue."
"Bill Owens' support for the Obama agenda of higher taxes and more regulation on business will not help get people back to work," said Doheny. "I want to lower the corporate tax rate, rein in bureaucrats who issue regulations that increase compliance costs, and provide the certainty that businesses need to feel comfortable taking risk and spending money to grow. We've tried it Bill Owens' way -- and now we can do much better."