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Posted byon September 2, 2014 at 8:00 PM EDT
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 6:13 PM EDT
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 5:56 PM EDT
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 2, 2014 at 3:09 PM EDT
We’re asking you to help us identify and honor innovators who are breaking down barriers to the middle class by providing employment opportunities for workers with disabilities, including workers with significant disabilities.
Posted byon September 2, 2014 at 1:11 PM EDT
Eleven veteran and veteran spouse entrepreneurs were invited to the White House and honored as "Champions of Change" for their work to empower veterans and give back to the veteran community.
Posted byon September 2, 2014 at 12:45 PM EDT
In a video released this morning, President Obama addresses the people of West Africa about the Ebola outbreak that is currently affecting the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria.
Posted byon September 1, 2014 at 1:33 PM EDT
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 6:00 AM EDT
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 6:00 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon August 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM EDT
This week, the White House celebrated Women's Equality Day, the National Park Service celebrated its 98th birthday, and President Obama addressed the American Legion, the nation's largest veteran service organization.