Friday, February 6, 2009

Texas Unemployed Need Recovery Package

This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that the U.S. economy lost nearly 600,000 jobs in January, pushing the national unemployment rate up to 7.6%. 

In Texas, state unemployment data is only available to December 2008. However, in that month the Texas unemployment rate stood at 6%, nearly two percentage points higher than a year previous.

Texas can expect its statewide rate to rise even higher when January data is released, underscoring the need for a pro-active recovery package that will stimulate the economy and help hard-hit families. Tell Senators Cornyn and Hutchison that Texas needs this package now, toll-free at 866-544-7573.

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