More bad news for Harry Reid: Las Vegas unemployment rate at 15%
While he continues to pretend that he helped save the world, Sen. Harry Reid did not want to wake up to this news at the end of a bad week:
The unemployment rate in the Las Vegas area in September climbed to 15 percent, setting a record.
There were an estimated 145,400 jobless in Southern Nevada — about 3,000 more than in August, when the rate was 14.7 percent.
The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said Nevada’s jobless rate held steady in September at 14.4 percent, marking the first time since January that the rate didn’t increase. It was only the second time the state rate hadn’t risen since the recession started, but it still exceeded the national jobless rate of 9.6 percent and California at 12.4 percent.
Sharron Angle has led in all but two of the nine polls conducted in the race, which has seen a wave of outside money, during the month of October and early returns in Nevada seem to benefit her more than Reid, who’s efforts in recent days has been described as “underwhelming.”
President Barack Obama visited the state over the weekend to stump for Reid. The latest Rasmussen survey shows that 56% of voters disapprove of Obama’s performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) have an unfavorable view of Reid.