U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) issued the following statement regarding the Nevada unemployment figures released earlier today:
"The move to single digit unemployment rates in Nevada is encouraging, and I hope to see the rate drop even lower in coming months. While of course it is good news that our state no longer leads the nation in unemployment, we must not stop until we are leading the nation with the highest employment. There are still 132,600 Nevadans unemployed. Just this month, we learned that gaming revenues have dropped and foreclosures are on the rise.
"Congress must do its part to encourage private-sector growth with smart, forward-looking policies that give businesses certainty for the long-term. I am hopeful that Congress can find a way to come together and agree on a grand bargain that will solve our nation's budget crisis and secure a better future for our children and grandchildren," said Senator Dean Heller.