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  • **FILE** People fill up the room at the job fair on July 15, 2013 in South Burlington, Vt. The Vermont Department of Labor gathered more than 80 companies for the fair, which was aimed at the estimated 300 IBM employees who lost their jobs the previous month. (Associated Press)

    Obama, GOP clash on jobs numbers

    The White House said Friday the lowering of the unemployment rate to 7.4 percent in July is further proof that Washington should adopt more of President Obama's proposals to boost the economy, despite a slowing of the rate of jobs added during the month.

  • President Barack Obama, third from right, with first lady Michelle Obama, second from left, and members of the military, speaks during a Fourth of July celebration on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    White House: New jobs report proves 2009 stimulus helped economy

    As President Obama played golf Friday and headed for a long weekend at Camp David, the White House said the government's new jobs report proves that the 2009 stimulus program is still helping the economy.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Uncle Sam less resourceful?

    President Obama canceled public tours of the White House in response to sequestration cuts ("White House visitors, get lost," Comment & Analysis, March 8). Before doing so, did the president consult with Alan Krueger, chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers?

  • Brian Hajeski, 41, of Brick, N.J., reacts on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, as he looks at the debris of a home that washed up onto the Mantoloking Bridge the morning after Superstorm Sandy rolled through Mantoloking, N.J. Sandy caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    White House blames 'fiscal cliff' fight, Sandy for GDP decline

    The White House on Wednesday blamed a surprising economic decline in the fourth quarter of 2012 on the uncertainty of the 'fiscal cliff' feud with Congress and the effects of Superstorm Sandy.

  • Illustration: Obama jobs by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    MURRAY & BIER: A plan to chill employment

    What are the best two ways to maintain unemployment? First, forbid people from working. Then pay them not to work. Maryland may soon get a perfect storm of both bad policies. Maryland lawmakers have proposed an increase in the state's minimum wage, which will eliminate many entry-level jobs. Meanwhile, President Obama's American Jobs Act would further extend unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, which pay people not to work.

  • President Obama announces his selection of Alan Krueger (left), a labor economist at Princeton University, as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    GHEI: Krueger's economic nightmare

    Persistent high unemployment is the most pressing economic problem. The official jobless number has been stuck above the 9 percent level for most of this year. The news that President Obama has picked Alan Krueger, a labor economist, to head the three-man Council of Economic Advisers ought to be good news. It should be a sign that the president is finally taking the jobs situation seriously - if only Mr. Kreuger's academic research and his policy work didn't suggest otherwise.

  • Illustration: Economic clunker by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    KEATING: Obama's kind of economist

    It's hard to find an economist who questions the relationship between the minimum wage and employment, specifically, that a higher minimum wage reduces employment opportunities for young, low-skilled and inexperienced workers.

  • President Obama announces his selection of Alan Krueger (left), a labor economist at Princeton University, as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama picks Krueger for economic adviser

    A week away from delivering a major speech on jobs and renewing a battle with congressional Republicans on the economy, President Obama on Monday named labor economist Alan B. Krueger of Princeton University to lead his depleted economic team.

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