Posts Tagged ‘ Jobs ’

Unemployme​nt rates fell in two-thirds of US states last month

January 26, 2012
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WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate fell in two-thirds of U.S. states last month, evidence that recent modest improvements in the job market have benefited most regions of the country. The Labor Department said that unemployment fell in 37 states in December, rose in three and remained unchanged in 10. That’s similar to November, when joblessness declined in 43 states, and October, when it dropped in 36. The three states that reported increases were Hawaii, New Mexico and Rhode Island. Nevada posted the highest unemployment rate, at 12.6 percent, followed by California’s 11.1 percent. North Dakota had the lowest rate,...

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FLA DEMS Statement on Rick Scott’s FAILED Economic Policies

January 20, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL — Today, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith released the following statement on Florida’s unemployment numbers and Governor Rick Scott’s failed economic policies. “Governor Rick Scott’s Tea Party agenda is moving our state in the wrong direction and forcing Florida’s economy to lag behind the rest of the nation. Under President Obama’s leadership unemployment continues to decline, but here in Florida Scott has favored an extreme agenda that has rejected jobs and slowed growth. The bottom line: Scott cares more about his extreme agenda than  strengthening our economy and protecting middle class families.” Jobs Killed by Rick...

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MIAMI-DADE YOUNG DEMOCRATS OPPOSE RICK SCOTT’s JOB-DESTROYING BUDGET

May 27, 2011
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MIAMI-DADE YOUNG DEMOCRATS OPPOSE RICK SCOTT’s JOB-DESTROYING BUDGET

MIAMI, Fla. – Leaders of the Miami-Dade Young Democrats issued the following statement: “Our organization is proud to stand beside our Democratic leaders in opposition to the “job-destroying” budget signed by Rick Scott. Beginning with the refusal of $2.4 billion in high speed rail, Governor Scott has failed to create jobs in Florida. This federal funding would have created over 6,000 real jobs this year. In addition to destroying good paying jobs, Governor Scott has made it his priority to weaken our public education system. Billions were cut from Education and college students will incur more tuition increases. With...

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May 26: Press Conference Opposing Scott’s Job Destroying Budget

May 25, 2011
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May 26: Press Conference Opposing Scott’s Job Destroying Budget

 PRESS ADVISORY What:   Press Conference Opposing Scott’s Job Destroying Budget Who:    State Legislators, Miami-Dade Democratic Hispanic Caucus,  Miami-Dade Young Democrats,  Miami-Dade Cuban American Democratic Club,  Miami-Dade Latin American Council, Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee When:  Thursday, May 26th, 2011; 4:30 PM Where: In front of State Building, 401 NW 2nd Avenue,  Miami, FL 33128 We ask Governor Scott, WHERE ARE THE JOBS? Miami, Florida – Governor Rick Scott is signing a $69.7 billion budget that will severely cut funding for public schools, affordable housing, people with developmental disabilities, environmental protection, unemployment benefits, primary health care services for seniors, and will eliminate thousands of jobs. These cuts will hurt the middle class and...

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