(NN&V Staff) – Today’s announcement of Nevada’s latest unemployment figures is just another indicator of the economic suffering continuing throughout the state. The record statewide unemployment rate of 14.4% underscores the continuing difficulties that Nevadans are confronting as they struggle to keep their doors open and lights on.
The report shows that job losses will continue into 2011 and growth is not on the horizon until potentially 2013. These latest economic figures underscore the importance of stopping job-killing legislation, which would only make Nevada’s economic crisis worse. According to economic studies, the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA) – currently before Congress – would eliminate 600,000 jobs in one year alone with more to follow.
“With Nevada’s economic crisis continuing, it is unconscionable for Senator Harry Reid to consider legislation which would make the state’s unemployment crisis dramatically worse,” said McKay Daniels, state director of the Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs (APNJ). “There are over 200,000 Nevadans looking for work and the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act would only increase the number of unemployed and make the prospects of finding a job more difficult. Reid should heed the concerns of his constituents and focus solely on efforts to improve Nevada’s economy as opposed to embracing job-killing legislation.”
(The Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs (APNJ) is an organization committed to protecting jobs in Nevada and standing up for the small businesses and workers in the state who grow the economy and create opportunities. To learn more, please visit: www.AllianceforNVjobs.com )