SACRAMENTO - Today, Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron (Escondido) issued the following statement on the Bureau of Labor Statistics state-level unemployment data for November, which showed California’s unemployment rate at 6.9%, the worst in the country for the third month in a row:
“Despite Democratic claims to the contrary, California’s economic recovery has been slow and uneven. While Democrats' supporters in the Silicon Valley and Hollywood elite have never done better, ordinary people who make up the backbone of our economy are struggling.
“High unemployment on top of runaway inflation has made for an unhappy holiday season for too many working Californians. If Democrats want to know why people are leaving the state in ever-increasing numbers, they have to look no further than their record of high costs and a lagging job market that have made it impossible for many to make ends meet."
Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents California’s 75th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.