Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Jobs: Corzine's Jersey Lags

New Jersey State Senator Joe Kyrillos, a member of the Senate Economic Growth Committee, called on the Corzine Administration to reconsider its opposition to Republican proposals to revive New Jersey’s economy in light of the State’s rising unemployment rate which is the worst in the region.
“The Governor’s belief -- despite mounting evidence to the contrary -- that we are doing better in weathering the economic crisis than other states actions proves the truth of the adage that ‘there’s none so blind as those that won’t see.’ Under Jon Corzine’s alleged ‘leadership,’ New Jersey’s economy has faltered badly, and the June unemployment numbers sadly prove the emptiness of the Governor’s rhetoric,” Kyrillos stated.
According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, New Jersey’s 9.2% June unemployment rate exceeds that of Connecticut (8.0%), Delaware (8.4%), Maine (8.5%), Maryland (7.3%), Massachusetts (8.6%), New Hampshire (6.8%), New York (8.7%) and Pennsylvania (8.3%).
“New Jersey’s economy simply cannot survive an administration whose talents seem to be confined to raising taxes, increasing debt, promoting mismanagement and imposing absurd new levels of red tape and enacting other policies hostile to the public sector,” Kyrillos continued. “Governor Corzine must reverse course and endorse common sense job creation, economic development and transparency proposals introduced in the Legislature that will once again make New Jersey a viable place to build and grow a business.”

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