U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) issued the following statement regarding the Nevada unemployment figures released earlier today:
"It is encouraging to see another drop in Nevada's unemployment numbers, but it's also important to remember that behind any unemployment statistics are real people still struggling to make ends meet. With the fiscal cliff looming dangerously close, Washington's failure to act right now will result in devastating consequences for Nevada's families and businesses.
"President Obama, Democrats and Republicans must immediately come to an agreement that can pass both the House and the Senate. With the right policies in place, there is no doubt that our economy will improve. First, however, Congress needs to find a compromise solution that will allow Nevadans to look forward to a prosperous new year," said Senator Dean Heller.
In November, Nevada's unemployment rate decreased from 11.5 percent to 10.8 percent. The unemployment rate in Las Vegas decreased to 10.4 percent. The rate in the Reno-Sparks areas decreased to 9.9 percent. Carson City's unemployment rate decreased to 10.3 percent. Elko's unemployment rate decreased to 5.3 percent.