Tuesday, February 07, 2012

AZ Rep. speaks on January jobs report, economy

DNC News Release: Feb 6, 2012

Arizona Representative Daniel Patterson highlights 23 straight months of private sector job growth

TUCSON -- Arizona State Representative Daniel Patterson (D-Tucson-LD29/LD3) today issued the following statement highlighting 23 straight months of private sector job growth under President Obama’s leadership.

“When the President took office, our country was losing nearly 800,000 jobs a month. The crisis was even more severe in Southern Arizona, with the economic security of millions of hardworking Arizonans vanishing.

“President Obama helped stop the free-fall and helped the private sector reverse the trend. 257,000 jobs were added to the economy in January, and the President has presided over the addition of over 3.7 million jobs over 23 straight months of private sector job growth. I agree with the President that there's still more work to be done, but we’re moving our economy in the right direction and the national unemployment rate is now at its lowest level in three years.

“Arizonans thank the President for leading a steady, consistent recovery that prioritizes tax cuts for working families and small businesses, which create the vast majority of new jobs in Arizona.”

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