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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he is “encouraged” by today’s rise in unemployment to 9.1%, and claimed the private sector is growing.

Harry Reid Claims Private Sector Is Growing & Adding Jobs. “’Creating jobs has been Democrats’ top priority since day one, and I am encouraged that the private sector is continuing to grow and add jobs,’ Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) replied in his own statement.” (Michael Muskal, “Obama heads to Ohio, expected to defend economic policies, auto industry bailout,” The Los Angeles Times, 6/3/11)