White House works to accelerate job creation

10/6/2009 | NYTimes.com

Faced with joblessness that's at a 26-year high and projected to get worse in 2010, the Obama administration and congressional Democrats are working on additional job-creation proposals and an extension of unemployment benefits. "We're thinking through all additional potential strategies for accelerating job creation," said David Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama. Democrats in Congress are looking at the possibility of extending into next year jobless assistance for people for who have been out of work for a long time.

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