KRTV: MT’s Congressional delegates talk about jobs

President Obama is expected to present his jobs plan to Congress on Thursday.

The President’s speech comes at a critical time. The U.S. Department of Labor just released a report saying no new jobs were added to the U.S. economy during the month of August. The Labor Department reports the national unemployment rate stayed at 9.1% last month.

Montana’s most recent numbers show the state’s unemployment rate at 7.7%.

Senator Jon Tester (D) says in order to create jobs workers need to be trained. He says investing in infrastructure like roads and bridges is critical to putting people back to work.

“This country has lead the world in good research. Those research dollars are matched by private dollars and they create jobs, they put people to work and they keep this country on the leading edge and a world leader when it comes to technologies,” Tester says.

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