DRYDEN, NY – Incumbent Congressman Tom Reed is poised once again to reject bipartisan compromise to move our economy forward. As he has done repeatedly, Reed is ignoring the economic realities of his own district and is blocking a bipartisan plan to extend unemployment insurance to our hardest hit New York families.
“Congressman Tom Reed should recognize a problem that is all around him, such as the 7.9% unemployment rate in his home county of Steuben, the worst in this Congressional district. Ignoring the plight of his own neighbors, Congressman Reed has been calling for an end to long term unemployment insurance, which shows just how out of touch he is with the lives of the New Yorkers he represents. Congressman Reed has abandoned middle class families and continues to stifle any chance for economic recovery, as failing to extend this vital lifeline will cost 200,000-300,000 more jobs in the economy,” said candidate for Congress Martha Robertson.
(The chart is the undemployment rate of the counties of the NY 23rd Congressional District, as of November, 2013. It was taken from the Labor.ny.gov site listed below. You can find information about other counties by following the link, and look for “Unemployment Rate Rankings by Region, MSA, and County.” –pystew)
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Unemployment data: http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/lslaus.shtm