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Posted byon September 5, 2014 at 2:37 PM EST
To further support the economy, and to ensure the workplace works for the 21st century economy, the President is encouraging Congress to act and using his own executive action to support policies that support a fair workplace for all workers -- including women.
Posted byon September 5, 2014 at 1:21 PM EST
10 million jobs marks more than unprecedented job growth, it is a sign of the industry of the American worker and the strength of an economy that made 10 million jobs possible.
Posted byon September 5, 2014 at 8:30 AM EST
With today’s report, the economy has now added 10 million private-sector jobs since early 2010.
New Report Shows that Slow Health Care Spending Growth Continued in 2013, While Near-Term Trends Remain EncouragingPosted byon September 3, 2014 at 4:23 PM EST
New estimates out from the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show that national health expenditures rose at historically slow rates in 2013, continuing the exceptionally slow growth in health costs seen in recent years.
Posted byon September 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST
The innovation and industry of the American worker are the foundations of the world’s largest economy and strongest middle class. A key part of what makes our economy so dominant is what we build here in America.
Commerce Department Reports Demonstrate that Exports Continue to Help Spur U.S. Economy and Support JobsPosted byon September 2, 2014 at 5:13 PM EST
The Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce today released two new reports that further prove exports are strengthening our economy and creating good jobs.
Posted byon September 2, 2014 at 4:56 PM EST
The President celebrates Labor Day by visiting the city of Milwaukee for their annual Laborfest, accompanied by Secretary of Labor Tom Perez.
Posted byon September 1, 2014 at 12:33 PM EST
U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez sends a message to the White House email list, asking people to honor our nation's workers by adding their name in support of raising the federal minimum wage.
Posted byon September 1, 2014 at 5:00 AM EST
The unemployment rate has fallen rapidly since mid-2013 to reach 6.2 percent in July, 1.1 percentage point less than a year ago. Much of the decline in the unemployment rate has come as a result of declines in long-term unemployment; in fact, falling long-term unemployment accounts for more than 60 percent of the drop in the overall unemployment rate in the last 12 months.
Posted byon August 30, 2014 at 5:00 AM EST
In this week's address, the President wished Americans a happy Labor Day weekend, highlighted the important economic progress we've made, and reaffirmed his commitment to accelerate our progress and ensure that our growing economy fuels a strong middle class.