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Thursday, October 18, 2012

House Minority Leader’s Statement on the Continued Rise of Massachusetts’ Unemployment Rate

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) issued the following statement today in response to the Commonwealth’s unemployment rate rising to 6.5% in the month of September:

“The fact that the unemployment rate in Massachusetts has risen for the second consecutive month indicates that the Commonwealth’s job market is not on the mend and on the move - as Governor Patrick so often claims it is.

With an unemployment rate of 6.5% and over 225,000 individuals unemployed, the residents of the Commonwealth do not need more of the number games that the Patrick Administration routinely relies on to falsely depict economic growth. What they need is lower taxes, less wasteful spending and a real plan for Massachusetts’ job creators.

The idea of a one-party approach to fixing Massachusetts’ economy has run its course.”