U.S. Senator Kay Hagan released the following statement today on the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Labor and Economic Analysis Division report that the state's unemployment rate fell to 9.3 percent in October, down from 9.6 percent in September:
"While I'm pleased with today's jobs report, we still have much more work to do to put North Carolinians back to work. We have an opportunity during this lame duck session to come together in a bipartisan way to address the serious issues facing our country and help North Carolina's economy grow more rapidly.
"As I've traveled to every county in our state as part of my "Conversations with Kay' series, the top concern I've heard from folks has been jobs, jobs, jobs. Job creation will continue to be my top priority, and I am committed to working with both Democrats and Republicans to find solutions that will help middle-class families and businesses in our state thrive."