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Posted byon August 23, 2014 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, the President highlighted the progress made towards rebuilding our economy, including the creation of nearly 10 million new private sector jobs in the past 53 months and the rise in the number of American exports to an all-time high.
Posted byon August 21, 2014 at 5:16 PM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon August 21, 2014 at 11:42 AM EDT
The American auto industry is once again a thriving source of our economic strength. The number of cars coming off our assembly lines just reached its highest level in 12 years.
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.