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WASHINGTON,DC — The following is a statement from Ted Ellis, Mayor, Bluffton, Ind., and President of the National League of Cities, in response to the November unemployment numbers released this morning:
“While showing improvement, the number of jobs created is far from adequate. The continued high unemployment rate confirms that far too many families are still struggling to make ends meet and that recovery is taking too long.
“Today’s numbers demonstrate the continued need for Congress and the Administration to put aside their differences and take action to strengthen our local economies. Our nation’s cities are where economic recovery will take place, with businesses being started and jobs being created.
“The country continues to wait for a much-needed jobs plan that will put Americans back to work while positioning the nation for future growth and economic competitiveness.”
The National League of Cities is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.
Photo : Ted Ellis, Mayor of Bluffton Indiana