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New reaction from the White House to the latest jobs report.
The Labor Department reporting the unemployment rate stayed flat at seven point 8%.
Jobs were added to the economy last month.
Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry is live at the White House Ed hi what is the White House saying about those new unemployment numbers.
-- great to see patty and they feel good about at least the fact that private sector.
Company's businesses were adding about a 168000.
Jobs in December but they're admitting.
This is still not turning the economy around as quickly as they want Alan Krueger -- the president's top economic advisors just putting out of state last few moments saying quote.
The economy is now I have private sector jobs for 34 straight months -- a total of five point eight million dollars have been added over that period taking account of the preliminary benchmark revision in 2012.
Private businesses added two million payroll jobs.
Taking account of that preliminary benchmark revision.
But he goes on to say that they realize inside the White House more work needs to be done since you know growth is still well under 200000 jobs a month any effect if you look at the unemployment rate among young people it's eleven point 5% so still a lot of people coming out of high school coming out of college.
Desperately looking for jobs idea.
But meanwhile -- -- Republicans already just shifting their argument to the nation's soaring debt.
There's no doubt about it we just had this big fight over the fiscal cliff.
Now Republicans looking.
Head in the weeks coming here around the president's inaugural about the debt ceiling debate and speaker John Boehner is statement about this jobs report focused largely on debt government spending saying quote.
In the coming months the house will pass real spending cuts.
Meaningful reforms of the entitlement programs that are driving -- deeper into debt an affair cleaner tax code.
These are the keys to a leasing robust job growth in securing a better future for our children so that whole debate we heard the last presidential campaign about jobs economic growth quickly shifting to a debate about deficits -- government spending idea.
-- that Henry live for us at the White House thank you think.
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