Unemployment Drops in the Month of February

By Kelly J. Newson

Nevada’s unemployment rate may have dropped to 12.3% in February but we still have much work to do.  Despite this drop we still must keep working to get American families working.  Let’s applaud this drop but let’s keep working and continue to see it drop further.  The signs of recovery are there, though some in Congress and the Senate will have you believe that there is no recovery happening but there is.  It may be slow but every little bit counts and as long as it’s a step in the right direction and not backwards, then we shouldn’t complain.  Many Americans are getting back to work and companies are hiring again.  The goal is to keep companies hiring so we can continue to see Americans get back to work.  For instance, right now a bipartisan transportation bill has made its way to Congress and Senator Reid (D-NV) is urging house Republicans to pass this bill.  This bill would support 12,800 Nevada jobs and allow funding for the crucial interstate between Las Vegas and Phoenix.  Nevadans should get on the phone with their representatives and urge them to pass this transportation bill.  If we want to continue to see unemployment drop we need job bills such as this transportation bill to get through both houses and to President Obama’s desk.  Let’s continue to see Nevadans and all of America get back to work, because with a working America we will have a working economy.

2 Responses to "Unemployment Drops in the Month of February"

  1. Herb Peters   April 28, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Nothing has fundamentally changed; we are still defying the natural law of supply and demand.

    The federal government is irresponsibly spending about $4 billion per day more than it takes in. The deficit is so big that if they taxed us at 100% of our income (which is impossible) there would still be a deficit.

    There may be a temporary increase in employment; meanwhile, economists are predicting that at any time we could suffer hyperinflation; where a $100 bill would become more valuable as a tissue then as a element currency. They also predict a depression so severe that the 1929 depression will be looked upon as a recession.

    To steer to the direction of prosperity for all the people we must restore natural law of supply and demand; repeal the minimum wage, end government payments for not working and significantly reduce government spending.

    Natural law is controlling the cost of what you buy.

    Aside from the lack of following natural law, our cost of living is far too high because of excessive government. Remember the costs of wars. Everything else the government does is also wasteful. The only solution to this is less government.

  2. Randy Rose   April 10, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I wish it were true that more people are finding jobs but unfortunately that is not the case. The fact is there are less people on unemployment because their benefits have been exhausted not because they got a job. When people stop looking and move in with Mom and Dad, it looks like unemployment is falling but it is not. When Obama gets elected and we slip into a Depression, there will be no jobs but the unemployment rate will drop.

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