SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement after the California Employment Development Department distributed its most recent unemployment data:

CA Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger“The latest unemployment numbers reinforce the importance of combining federal, state and local efforts to put Californians back to work and to help all those struggling in this difficult economy.”

He added, “Immediately addressing our challenges, which include reforming the state’s antiquated tax structure and updating our water delivery system will move the state forward and build a stronger, more diverse economy.”

“While I am pleased to see fewer job lost, my administration will not rest until job growth resumes and employment returns to normal.”