U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta statement on September's 9.1% unemployment rate

(Washington – October 7, 2011)    Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-01) released the following statement on September’s unchanged 9.1% unemployment rate:

“Job creation and hiring have remained stagnant for five straight months now.  The 103,000 new jobs reported in September are barely enough to keep up with population growth.  That number is even worse when you consider nearly half of those gains came from the rehiring of 45,000 striking Verizon employees.  Job creators tell us what they need in order to get off the sidelines and start hiring more employees: fiscal predictability and stability from Washington, an end to overzealous federal regulations and streamlining the federal tax code to make it fairer.  I’m working in Washington to give them those vital tools for economic recovery, and in New Hampshire with my ongoing “Getting Granite Staters Back to Work” initiative, which will host a job fair and other job-related events next month.”