“My thoughts are with the Nevadans who are struggling to find a job and the family members who share their frustration.
I want them to know that I have been working hard to take steps to help create jobs so we can put more Nevadans back to work and I won’t stop until our state’s economy is back on track.”
— Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.
“I am very concerned about the thousands of Nevadans who are out of work through no fault of their own. This is an extremely tough time for them and their families.
I remain committed to attracting new businesses to Nevada, especially in the area of renewable energy. I am also focused on seeking ways to encourage existing businesses in Nevada to expand.”
— Gov. Jim Gibbons
“Turning Nevada’s economy around and creating jobs must continue to be our top priority.
Today’s unemployment numbers provide further evidence that we must continue to pursue policies to diversify Nevada’s economy by investing in renewable energy that will bring good jobs to our state.”
— Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev.
“The latest unemployment numbers reflect how much Nevadans are hurting and how little Washington is doing to address the economy.
We need to focus on lowering unemployment by reducing the tax burden on small business, the engine of our economy, and stop Washington’s out-of-control spending which will continue to weaken our already struggling economy.”
“My number one priority in Congress is to turn our nation’s economy around and get Nevadans back to work. Growing government, increasing the national debt, and raising taxes is not the answer to fixing our economy. Many of the government policies today are standing in the way of innovation, growth and economic recovery.
Unfortunately, too many Nevadans are feeling the affects of these failed policies.”
— Rep. Dean Heller, R-Nev.
“This morning’s depressing figures are another reminder that Harry Reid’s priorities lie elsewhere. He is all-consumed with securing his own reelection, forgetting the daily struggles of jobless Nevadans.
The recent unemployment numbers again indicate empty promises and continued neglect of Nevadans’ needs.”
— Sue Lowden, Republican U.S. Senate candidate
“Families continue to gather around the kitchen table deciding which bills they can pay and how to keep a roof over their heads.
Until Washington realizes that increased regulation and taxes do not create an environment for job creation, our friends and neighbors are going to continue to suffer.”
— Joe Heck, Republican candidate for Congressional District 3