August 5, 2011 You've got to hand it to Austan Goolsbee, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He knows when to leave the stage.He timed his departure from the Obama administration perfectly, on the same day the Labor Deparment issued a better-than-expected jobs report for July.
February 4, 2011 The White House's top economist said the jobless rate drop was welcome but needed improvement. The White House used the jobs report release to tout its innovation agenda meant to create jobs while Speaker Boehner used it to jab at the administration.
December 3, 2010 Worse jobless numbers were used to partisan advantage by top GOP leaders and White House officials.
December 2, 2010 White House economists said failing to extend unemployment benefits would cost 600,000 jobs and slow economic growth by six-tenths of one percent.
July 14, 2010 Obama team was economic stimulus saved or created 3.6 million jobs months ahead of schedule.