U.S. Congressman Jon C. Porter
Today, the government released new jobs figures for states across the country. The May 2004 figures show that 3,800 jobs were created in Nevada, the largest percentage gain in the nation. The state's unemployment rate fell to 4.1 percent.
"When it comes to the strength of our nation's economy, Nevada is truly a bellwether," said U.S. Representative Jon Porter. "Today's job numbers reflect positive news for Nevada. While there is still more to be done to keep our state's economy strong, these new job numbers show that tremendous progress has been make in Nevada.
America needs to stay the course with pro-growth policies that have jump-started this economy and are fueling the creation of new jobs," he said.
Nationwide, more than 1.4 million new jobs have been created since last August, and the national unemployment rate stood at 5.6% in May, below the national average of the 1970s, and 1990s.