Congressman Heck Statement on Latest Jobs Report
WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement on the latest jobs report.
"While it is encouraging that our economy added 155,000 jobs last month and that 155,000 more Americans will be working in 2013, it is clear that we must do a better job at getting people back to work. An unemployment rate close to eight percent is nothing to celebrate and I am hopeful that the permanency of tax rates resulting from the fiscal cliff deal will allow us to build on this modest gain. There is much work to be done on improving the economy and overall fiscal health of our nation. In the days and weeks ahead, I look forward to working with my colleagues to further reduce spending, tackle comprehensive tax reform, and address the major drivers of our debt. Those types of policies will strengthen the economy and put us on a path to prosperity."
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that 155,000 jobs were added in December and the unemployment was unchanged at 7.8 percent.