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Loebsack Calls Iowa Unemployment Unacceptable


Iowa's latest unemployment figure stands at 6.8 per cent. That's .8 higher than June of one year ago, and Tuesday brought a sharp response from Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack. 

Loebsack says, "Iowa's unemployment rate is unacceptable. These numbers reflect what I am hearing every weekend when I come home. We are still struggling here in Iowa. We must do more to support American industries and employment opportunities for our workers. I have advocated for a number of measures that provide support for industry, including reducing the tax burden on Iowa businesses and families."

The Congressman went on to say, "My SECTORS bill, which passed in the House of Representative yesterday, is bipartisan and endorsed by the American Alliance for Manufacturing among a broad-based nationwide coalition of businesses, workforce and vocational organizations, manufacturing associations, colleges and universities, chambers of commerce, and training and human services organizations.  SECTORS aims to help not only create and save jobs, but also to create and save entire industries by providing workers with the training and skills that are needed and lacking in the workforce. We must work to reinvigorate our manufacturing base, putting Iowans back to work, and paving the way for the industries of tomorrow."

"We must do everything we can to support the true drivers of our economy, and I am committed to continuing to work with Iowans to craft commonsense, practical solutions for our country.





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