Washington, DC- Rep. Tom Rice (SC-07) released the following statement today in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics February 2013 Jobs report:

“Today’s jobs report is better news for the fortunate Americans who have reentered the workforce. While this report gives families living paycheck-to-paycheck a glimpse of hope, we must not forget that there are still millions of hardworking Americans unemployed or underemployed.  In our district alone, unemployment ranges from 9.4% in Florence County to a startling 17.2% in Marion County, the highest of any district in South Carolina.  

“I assure you that my colleagues and I will work to accelerate job creation by lowering taxes, supporting pro-growth economic initiatives, and introducing a budget that balances so we can get more Americans back to work and create a prosperous future for generations to come.”  

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