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Nevada lawmakers weigh on Dec. jobless rate

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Nevada lawmakers weighed in Friday after the state's labor department announced a dip in the jobless rate last month.

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said the jobless rate of 10.2 percent in December was the lowest since February, 2009.

Sen. Dean Heller, R-NV, offered this statement on Friday:

"As Nevada continues to climb out of this recession, never has it been more important that Washington enact policies that will spur growth and ignite our economy. Congress has waited more than 1,350 days to pass a budget, which has caused uncertainty among businesses and families and made it difficult for Nevadans to move forward. I remain committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in order to make drastic changes to the budget process and help secure a stronger future for the Silver State."

Sen. Harry Reid, R-NV, offered this statement on Friday:

Searchlight, NV- Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Nevada's unemployment rate decreased from 10.8 percent to 10.2 percent in December:

"I am encouraged that Nevada's economy continues to move in the right direction. However, for those in Nevada and across the nation who are still unemployed, the recovery will not be a shared reality until they start earning a paycheck again. We must stay focused on creating jobs and strengthening our state's middle class to maintain this positive momentum. Moving forward in our recovery is within our power so it's a shame that Republicans are threatening to again hold the full faith and credit of the United States hostage in order to force cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Middle class Nevadans and Americans rely on these crucial programs and it is unacceptable to put their livelihoods in jeopardy. We can continue forging a path toward long-term economic success by avoiding another knock-down, drag-out fight over whether to default, or to pay our nation's existing bills. If our recovery is to take off, Republicans needs to forgo brinksmanship and work with Democrats on what matters most- creating jobs and protecting middle class Americans."

Check back to this page for more statements from Nevada's lawmakers in Washington.

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