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Posted byon August 15, 2014 at 2:46 PM EDT
American business owners advertised 4.67 million jobs in June, the highest number of openings since February 2001—a clear signal that the economy is strengthening.
Posted byon August 15, 2014 at 11:49 AM EDT
New data from the Department of Commerce show the travel and tourism industry supported 7.6 million jobs in 2013, up 146,000 jobs from 2012.
Posted byon August 12, 2014 at 4:09 PM EDT
A new White House report looks at the progress businesses and communities are making in raising the minimum wage for millions of workers.
Posted byon August 8, 2014 at 10:13 AM EDT
As the economy moves forward, the number of people who are applying for unemployment insurance is dropping. Just this week, the four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment benefits hit their lowest level since 2006.
Posted byon August 6, 2014 at 6:09 PM EDT
Join Ben Rhodes on August 7 at 2 p.m. ET for a Twitter Q&A on the Young African Leaders Initiative and the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.
Posted byon August 5, 2014 at 7:55 PM EDT
President Obama speaks to a crowd that includes 50 African leaders, at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum taking place in Washington, D.C. The Business Forum is part of the historic three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which is the largest event any U.S. President has held with African heads of state and government.
Posted byon August 2, 2014 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, the President discussed the new monthly jobs report and the fact that our economy created over 200,000 new jobs in July for the sixth straight month – the longest streak since 1997.
Posted byon August 1, 2014 at 9:30 AM EDT
Total job growth exceeded 200,000 for the sixth straight month in July, the first time that has happened since 1997.
Posted byon July 30, 2014 at 3:34 PM EDT
President Obama travels to Kansas City, Missouri for a short one-day trip to have dinner with several people who had written him letters, and to give a speech on ensuring that the economy works for everyone.
Posted byon July 30, 2014 at 9:35 AM EDT
Economic growth in the second quarter was strong, consistent with the recent further improvement in the labor market and other indicators.