Friday, August 20, 2010

Ariz. unemployment hovers at nearly 10%, Brewer fails on job creation

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Arizona’s unemployment rate continues to hover at nearly 10 percent, making Arizona’s unemployment figures higher than the national average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Despite a January promise to create jobs, Gov. Jan Brewer has allowed Arizona to fall behind while other states like Michigan, had the highest over-the-month gains in jobs for July with nearly 28,000 jobs.

“Gov. Brewer has done nothing to create jobs, and she has let Arizona go down the drain while other states are on the mend,” said House Democratic Whip Chad Campbell. “Instead of creating jobs like she said she would do, she cut them and continued to push our state down the wrong track.”
In January, Gov. Jan Brewer raved about job creation in a speech to business leaders. She then cut thousands of jobs during an economic crisis, including taking police officers off the streets. (See speech)

“Clearly Gov. Brewer has failed to be a leader with her wrong priorities,” Campbell said. “She can’t seem to keep her promises, and in this type of economic climate, Arizonans need real leadership. It’s time for a change.”

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