Friday, February 3, 2012

Obama jobs

  • WASHINGTON -- In an effort to cut the unemployment rate among veterans, the Obama administration is calling for a new conservation program that would put veterans to work rebuilding trails, roads and levees on public lands.
  • (CBS News)
  • A surge in new jobs last month and the lowest jobless rate in three years may give a boost to President Barack Obama's election-year message that the economy is gaining steam.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • 10:37 a.m. Friday | Updated On Friday morning, the Labor Department announced that the economy added 243,000 jobs in January and an average of 201,000 jobs over the last three months.
  • (New York Times)
  • Obama spoke at an Arlington, Va., fire house just hours after the Labor Department reported that the economy added 243,000 new jobs in January, and the unemployment rate dropped to 8.3%.
  • (USA Today)
  • President Obama is speaking Friday morning about the economy at Fire Station No. 5 in Arlington, Virginia. For the first time in nearly a year, Obama has good economic news to tout in his speech.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • January's jobs report is welcome news for the president. The unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points to 8.3 percent; 243,000 new nonfarm jobs were created in the past month.
  • (Washington Post)
  • NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The January jobs report contains a slew of numbers that are likely to put a twinkle in the eye of Obama campaign staffers. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.3%, the lowest its been since February 2009.
  • (CNN Money)
  • WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is to visit a state-of-the-art fire station in a Washington suburb on Friday. The president will speak about the economy at Fire Station No. 5 in Arlington, Va. in the late morning.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • President Barack Obama says the U.S. economy is growing stronger and the economic recovery is speeding up. Obama says a new jobs report out Friday is more good news about the economy.
  • (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
  • (Updates with statements from Krueger, Boehner, Democratic strategist in sixth-10th paragraphs. For 2012 campaign news, see ELECT.) Feb.
  • (Businessweek)

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