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Greenwald: With Sky High 9.8% Unemployment, Christie Should Reconsider Jobs Bill Vetoes

(TRENTON) — New Jersey Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Thursday in reaction to a report showing New Jersey’s unemployment rate was 9.8 percent in September 2012:

“I’m pleased to see the unemployment rate fall from 9.9% to 9.8%, but let me be clear: with New Jersey’s unemployment rate two full percentage points above the national average, it’s nowhere near good enough. It’s time for Governor Christie to stop cavorting around the country bolstering his national political ambitions and start getting serious about significantly lowering New Jersey’s unemployment rate.

“Instead of pointing fingers or spending the day visiting the Indiana plant of a company that cut 258 New Jersey jobs, perhaps the Governor should reconsider his vetoes of bipartisan job-creation bills. New Jersey’s middle-class families deserve a Governor who will put substance over sound bites and job-creation over politics.”