The Employment Situation in November
December 05, 2014
09:30 AM EST
Job growth in November was strong, and the economy has now already added more jobs in 2014 than in any full calendar year since the late 1990s. To create an environment in which this progress can continue, it is critical that Congress take the basic steps needed to fund the government and avoid creating disruptive and counterproductive fiscal uncertainty. We have an opportunity to work together to support the continued growth of higher-paying jobs by investing in infrastructure, reforming the business tax code, expanding markets for America’s goods and services, making common sense reforms to the immigration system, and increasing the minimum wage.
FIVE KEY POINTS IN TODAY’S REPORT FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
1. The private sector has added 10.9 million jobs over 57 straight months of job growth, extending the longest streak on record. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 321,000 in November, mainly reflecting a 314,000 increase in private employment—the third strongest month for private payrolls over the past 57 months. Private-sector job growth was revised up for September and October by a combined 32,000, so that over the past three months, private-sector job growth has averaged 266,000 per month. Private employment has risen by at least 200,000 for ten consecutive months, the first time that has happened since the 1990s. In addition, the average workweek in the private sector rose to 34.6 hours in November, the highest since 2008
THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION -- NOVEMBER 2014
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 321,000 in November, and the unemployment
rate was unchanged at 5.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Job gains were widespread, led by growth in professional and business services, retail
trade, health care, and manufacturing
House Republicans Vote to Make Immigration System Worse, Not Better
December 05, 2014
06:00 AM EST
Eighteen months after the Senate passed a comprehensive, commonsense bill on immigration reform with bipartisan support; House Republicans still don’t have a plan to fix our broken system. Instead, House Republicans passed a bill this week that intends to reverse steps the President took to hold undocumented immigrants accountable and prioritize our safety as a nation. Those who voted “yes” for the proposal voted to prevent millions of undocumented immigrants from undergoing national security and criminal background checks, and make it more difficult for them to pay taxes. Those who voted “yes” voted to go back to a system where immigration officials don’t prioritize deporting criminals and terrorist threats, which would also tear apart millions of immigrant families — many of whom have been living here for decades.
On November 20th, President Obama announced immigration accountability executive actions that will better secure our border, hold potentially more than 4 million undocumented immigrants accountable, and ensure that everyone plays by the same rules and pays their fair share of taxes. These actions will allow undocumented immigrants who have resided in the United States for at least five years, are parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, and are non-priorities for removal to seek temporary immigration relief, on a case-by-case basis, by registering, passing background checks, and getting right with the law. These actions would also give additional DREAMers the opportunity to request immigration relief through the existing Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.
West Wing Week: 12/05/14 or, “Multiparameter Flow Cytometer”
December 04, 2014
09:10 PM EST
This week, the President got a head start on his Small Business Saturday shopping, took action to build trust between communities and local police, got a firsthand look at the ground-breaking scientific research behind the American-made Ebola vaccine candidate now in clinical trials, hosted the annual Tribal Nations Conference and the second-ever College Opportunity Summit, and last but not least, helped light the National Christmas Tree. That’s November 28th to December 4th or, “Multiparameter Flow Cytometer.
College Opportunity Day of Action: Ensuring There’s No Limit to What We Can Achieve
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the White House College Opportunity Day of Action summit at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
The key to success in today’s economy is higher education, which is why expanding opportunity for more students to enroll and succeed in college, especially low-income and underrepresented students, is vital to building a strong middle class.
Earlier today, President Obama, Vice President Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama joined college presidents and education leaders from around the country to announce 600 new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.
President Obama Speaks at the College Opportunity Summit
The Vice President Delivers Remarks at the College Opportunity Summit
The First Lady Speaks at the College Opportunity Summit
President Obama talked about how our higher education system is one of the things that makes America exceptional:
There’s no place else that has the assets we do when it comes to higher education. People from all over the world aspire to come here and study here. And that is a good thing.
America thrived in the 20th century because we made high school free. We sent a generation to college. We cultivated the most educated workforce in the world. Along with our innovation mentality, our risk-taking, our entrepreneurial spirit, it was that foundation that we laid — broad-based, mass education — that drove our economy and separated us from the rest of the world.
First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks during the White House College Opportunity Day of Action summit at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. December 4, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Decking the National Christmas Tree with Codes of Jolly
‘Tis the season of holiday cheer here at the White House. Today, the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting took place on the Ellipse at the President’s Park, one of America’s 401 national parks. The event is presented by the National Parks Service and National Parks Foundation. This year’s ceremony was hosted by none other than Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Performances included Fifth Harmony, Patti LaBelle, Steve Miller, and much more.
The First Lady Previews the 2014 White House Holiday Decorations
President Obama Delivers Remarks at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, and Marian Robinson participate in the National Christmas Tree lighting on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
President Obama Addresses the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference
President Obama Speaks at the Business Roundtable
President Obama Speaks on the Eric Garner Decision
It’s Video Friday™
Looking black vs looking mixed
New Cosby accuser: 12 more were raped
Lemon welcomes five Cosby accusers
Eric Garner’s mom: I do not accept an apology
NYPD officer: I meant no harm
The United States of Ferguson
DOJ investigation finds problems with police in Cleveland
Why the American Justice System is Failing us? Part 1/2
I’ve watched America grow from a nation of slavery/slavers into a nation of evil monstrous assholes who disregard any blame or involvement in the destruction of this never great country of human beings. The events of the last 50 decades makes me ashamed to call myself an American. Nasty disgusting racism is spewed all across AmeriKKKa by people who believe themselves to be correct in handing out vile words against any people who happen to be different from them.
A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
Republican Peter King on Eric Garner: Racial Stupidity At It’s Worst
THIS is exactly what I mean.
God Bless The United States Of AmeriKKKa.
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