With an economic crisis facing Europe, President Obama wants Congress to act on shoring up U.S. jobs force before it's too late.
The Obama plan would help boost public sector jobs, which are greatly needed.
Since Obama was elected, the public sector has lost a net of 600,000 jobs. The unemployment rate would be seven-point-eight percent with those jobs added.
Public sector job losses remain the drag on the national economy. While private sector growth has continued uninterrupted, government jobs continue to be in the red.