The President launched an initiative last week to train 500,000 Americans for high-paying jobs in high-technology services.
Every U.S. state and the District of Columbia, saw their unemployment rate drop from 2013 to 2014.
In Republican vernacular, returning to the "old ways" is "taking our country back;" but back to what? If the subject is the economy, it is back to Bush-era economic policies that are wildly popular with conservative mainstream media, but still not austere and severe enough for the Koch brothers.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released September's employment figures on Friday and it was almost entirely good news. The economy added 248,000 new jobs during the month and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.9%.
The right-wing negativity critical of those individuals receiving food stamps and other welfare benefits irritates me. The recipients are always characterized by the political extremists as "lazy."
It is unfair and hypocritical for a person who has a job but refuses work to attribute laziness to a person who wants to work but cannot find employment, but that has been a defining characteristic of Republicans in Congress over the past four years.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released June's jobs report on Thursday. The report was released a day earlier than normal due to Friday being a national holiday. The BLS showed that the economy added 288,000 jobs in the month of June.
GOP Senators voted almost unanimously to block a three month extension on benefits for the long term unemployed.
Republicans on pace to kill hundreds and hundreds-of-thousands of jobs, send millions of Americans and their children into poverty, and lay waste to the economy; then they are going on vacation.
Republicans will have killed an additional 240,000 jobs in 2014 according to The Council of Economic Advisers who estimated that not extending the unemployment benefits will have a deleterious effect on hiring.
Republicans are riding a three-year job-killing frenzy and still, Boehner has the temerity to claim House Republicans passed several job bills that President Obama stood on the sideline to obstruct.
On Wednesday morning, Tim Sheridan, Democratic candidate for California's 42nd District, issued a press release. The statement showed both his both his personal support for the extension of unemployment benefits and slammed his opponent, Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
The media is not about to damage Republicans' electoral chances by telling Americans the real reason why they are in poverty, not finding good jobs, and losing their unemployment benefits.
It was a certainty that Republicans would use the recent good news on the economy, both GDP growth and job numbers, as a reason to find new ways to thwart the recovering economy and kill more jobs.
People should not work full-time for wages that put them below the poverty line, but it is all too common. Now, they're taking a stand.
Republicans will be killing 1 million more jobs in 2014, and a new report found that their austerity madness is doing immense long term damage to the US economy.
Despite draconian Republican efforts to tank the economy and impose austerity on the people for the benefit of the top 2%, April was a banner month. 165,000 jobs were created.
Republicans however, being true conservatives, are pushing for more austerity in spite of the devastation it is causing in both the U.S. and Europe.
Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage is accused of pressuring employees at the Dept. of Labor to decide unemployment-benefit cases in favor of business owners over workers.
Republicans will have plenty to celebrate as more Americans lose their jobs, people drop out of the workforce thanks to their sequester.