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Latham Statement on June Unemployment Numbers


Location: Washington, DC

Iowa Congressman Tom Latham issued the following statement on Friday after the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2 percent for the month of June:

"Today's jobs report shows that hardworking taxpayers are still waiting for the long-promised recovery. Anxiety continues to grow among millions of unemployed Americans and those who have jobs but are fearful that their situation could change quickly."

"I'm working for a better path to a real long-term recovery that restores economic security and opportunity for all Iowans. I've supported policies that will increase the demand for employment by opening new markets for Iowa commodities and products, and I've introduced regulatory reform legislation to free job creators from federal overreach, creating a healthier environment for job growth. In addition, we must enact an all-of-the-above energy strategy that will lower energy costs for American families and help businesses to expand and create jobs."

"I stand ready to work with any of my colleagues in Congress, regardless of political affiliation, who want to enact common-sense, bipartisan solutions that will allow real job creation and economic recovery to take root."

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