Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today on Nevada's July employment report. According to the Nevada State Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, the Nevada unemployment rate remained at 7.7%.
"Today's report shows the need to continue to push for legislation that will ensure job creation and spark economic activity in Nevada," said Reid. "Although it is reassuring that July marked the 43rd straight month of year-over-year job growth in Nevada, our unemployment rate shows that there are too many Nevadans struggling to find a job and make ends meet."
"Senate Democrats have introduced legislation that would create jobs, invest in our infrastructure, and give hardworking Americans an important financial break. When we return to the Senate in September I hope my Republican colleagues will join us in passing common sense legislation that will help give the middle class the fair shot they deserve. A great place to start would be with passing student debt reform. Over 40 million Americans struggle with student loan debt, and as this debt grows so do their financial troubles. This legislation would allow more than 25 million Americans to refinance expensive student loans, and in Nevada alone more than 250,000 student loan borrowers would save thousands in interest fees by refinancing at current rates. I will continue to fight for legislation like this so families across Nevada and America have the financial stability they need."