Buono Statement on January Jobs Report
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 18, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT
The report released from New Jersey's Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows that New Jersey's unemployment remains the fourth highest in the country. Gubernatorial candidate and State Senator Barbara Buono released the following statement:
"Today's jobs report underscores the fact that New Jersey is in the midst of its worst unemployment crisis in the last three decades. Even worse, those that do have work are seeing their wages decline.
"For three and half years, Governor Christie has had the opportunity to create a jobs program to stimulate growth. While the United States has seen its unemployment rate steadily decline, New Jersey's remains nearly two percent higher than the national average and more than a point higher than Connecticut and New York. The more than 440,000 people still struggling to find employment need real action - not choreographed town halls and late night show appearances.
"As Governor, I will make putting New Jersey back to work my top priority and develop a comprehensive strategy so no one in our state gets left behind."
To learn more about Buono's candidacy, visit BuonoForGovernor.com.