Delaware GOP Chair Copeland: August Unemployment Report Bad News For Delawareans

Sep 21, 2013 -- 9:02am

Delaware’s unemployment rate has dropped slightly to match the national unemployment rate at 7.3 percent in August. However, the state Republican Party says that still isn’t good news for Delawareans.

In a statement, state GOP chair Charlie Copeland says the unemployment report is the latest indicator that the policies of the Democrat Party that control the state are hurting Delaware families. He says the unemployment rate is falling because people are giving up looking for work. Today, Copeland says there are 1,800 fewer people working in Delaware than when Governor Jack Markell and Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn took office in 2009. That includes 900 fewer people who were working in August.

Copeland says unless the state government gets out of the way of small businesses, there won’t be an economic recovery. He's calling on Markell and the Democrats to reach across the aisle and work with Republicans to make Delaware's economy strong again.

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