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Obama to outline new plans for jobless next week

Published on Jan 26, 2014 7:07 AM
 
US President Barack Obama delivering remarks at a reception with US mayors at the White House in Washington on Jan 23, 2014. Mr Obama will announce a new plan next week to help Americans who continue to struggle to find jobs even as the economy recovers from recession, his senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, said on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Barack Obama will announce a new plan next week to help Americans who continue to struggle to find jobs even as the economy recovers from recession, his senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, said on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Mr Obama's efforts to help the long-term unemployed are part of an economic strategy he will lay out in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday and expound upon during a four-state tour, Mr Pfeiffer said in a mass e-mail from the White House.

"With some action on all our parts, we can help more job seekers find work, and more working Americans find the economic security they deserve," Mr Pfeiffer said in his e-mail.

Mr Obama has vowed to address the gap between rich and poor in America, and has said he will do what he can - even without help from a deeply divided Congress that, so far, has shown little willingness to spend money on new programmes.

 
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