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First time claims for unemployment benefits here in the US jumped last week by 38000.
And the January jobs report is due out tomorrow morning experts predict it will hold -- seven point 8% for the third month in a row.
So what does it mean that President Obama has shut down his jobs council.
Here's White House correspondent -- go.
He's -- more than a year after its last meeting with the group's President Obama is not renewing the charter for his jobs council.
The unemployment rate has fallen a little more than a percentage point since the council's first meeting two years ago and it seven point 8%.
No one in the White House says it's fallen far enough I have yet officials defend the council's work in mr.
Obama is interaction with -- Good jobs council.
And a series of ideas.
Many of which the president acted on it did not -- -- formal meeting for those ideas to be generated.
From the start critics believe the council was intended to create the appearance of actions -- in the face of soaring unemployment.
It only met four times and had fewer than two dozen conference calls and listening -- years ago Republicans alternately criticized the council.
And criticize mr.
Obama for not meeting would it.
-- -- the president could have done instead of wasting so much come blaming others.
Would have been to convey in the jobs council he created -- miss so much fanfare.
House speaker John Boehner -- Press Secretary says the president quote treated his jobs council is more of a nuisance than a vehicle to spur job creation.
On Wednesday Republican national committee chair -- -- -- we did quote.
News this morning that the economy contracted last quarter comes as Obama's jobs council -- great work team you're excused.
The council was shared by GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt that included prominent business and labor leaders and economists.
Obama rejected its -- to bypass the state department's permitting process.
For the keystone XL pipeline.
AFL CIO president Richard Trumka criticize its divisions on other issues.
Side jobs council they didn't embrace.
The president's jobs program is -- you have to say what are they up so.
Obama's aides say the Republicans who were suggesting the council was an effective.
-- the same ones who blocked the president's jobs proposal.
When we hear you know some of the could somewhat ridiculous criticisms about this they come from people who have on Capitol Hill who have consistently opposed every.
Growth initiatives and job creation initiative the presidents before him.
Jay Carney says the president will now work with -- business and other groups to enact some of the job -- ideas only six ideas led to legislation passed by congress.
Obama issued a number of executive orders based on the Brett.
But the -- -- on the north long Wendell thank you.
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