San Francisco (Obama.net)- Unemployment is still high in the United States of America. However, with the hard pressing of President Barack Obama, the percentage is slowly creeping down.
The month of June saw a positive increase in the number of jobs created in the United States of America. This was the sixth consecutive month that the job rate has increased in the United States.
Some may argue that this isn’t a factual statement. The United States did lose 125,000 jobs during the month of June, however, President Obama makes it clear that many of those jobs were part of the 225,000 Census jobs, which were temporary and coming to an end and being eliminated.
Obama did not want American citizens to be disappointed by the numbers they were being shown. Obama said, “Make no mistake, we are headed in the right direction,” but he also continued to say that “we’re not headed there fast enough for a lot of Americans, we’re not headed there fast enough for me either.”
Obama’s claims are supported by statistics. The Unemployment rate in the United States dropped .2%, from 9.7% to 9.5% in June.
As the economy continues to recover from the recession that took hold via the Presidency of George W. Bush and issues with international market, Obama is making sure that the citizens of the United States continue to live a high quality of life. As 600,000 jobs were created in the first six months of 2010, Obama said, “that’s a stark turnaround from the first six months of last year when we lost 3.7 million jobs at the height of the recession.”
To close his address, President Obama said, “We’re moving forward, and to every America who is looking for work, I promise you we are going to keep on doing everything that we can, I will do everything in my power to help our economy create jobs and opportunity for all people.”
With the leadership of President Obama, the improvement of the job market is sure to grow in the coming months and years until it makes not only a full recovery, but it will likely reach heights we haven’t seen in decades.