In this week's address,
The audio of the address and video of the address will be available online at www.whitehouse.gov at
Remarks of President
As Prepared for Delivery
Hi, everybody. Yesterday, we learned that in 2013, our businesses created 2.2 million new jobs - including 87,000 last month. Our unemployment rate is the lowest it has been since
Thanks to the hard work and sacrifice of the American people, our economy is growing stronger. But we know we've got more work to do together. Our success as a country depends on more than the success of our broader economy - it depends on the success of the American people. It depends on your ability to make ends meet, provide for your families, and, with a little hard work, feel like you can get ahead.
So we've got to keep our economy growing, and make sure more Americans have the opportunity to share in that growth. We've got to keep creating jobs that offer new opportunity, and make sure those jobs offer the wages and benefits that let you rebuild some security. We've got more kids to educate, and families to get covered with health insurance, and an immigration system to fix. And we've got to make sure this recovery leaves no one behind.
This will be a year of action. I'll keep doing everything I can to create new jobs and new opportunities for American families - with
Working folks are looking for the kind of stable, secure jobs that went overseas in the past couple decades. So next week, I'll join companies and colleges and take action to boost the high-tech manufacturing that attracts the kind of good new jobs a growing middle class requires.
Business owners are ready to play their part and hire more workers. So next week, I'll be joined by college presidents as we lay out specific steps we can take to help more workers earn the skills they need for today's new jobs. Later this month I'll host CEOs at the
And at the end of the month, in my State of the Union Address, I will mobilize the country around the national mission of making sure our economy offers everyone who works hard a fair shot at opportunity and success. As Americans, that's what we should expect. And after everything you've done to recover and rebuild from crisis these past five years - after all your hard work and sacrifice - that's what you deserve.
Thanks, and have a great weekend.
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