The Not So Rosy Search for a Job

At today’s “Ask the White House,” Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy Al Hubbard showed his compassionate conservative side:

Bobbie, from Dallas, TX writes:Everybody keeps talking about how the economy is growing and so good yet I have been out of work for 6 12 months now. I am a legal assistant with 15 years of experience. Law Firms seem to be looking for people with 2 to 5 years of experience so they can pay them less. I need a job now, what help is there for me?

Al HubbardAs I mentioned in my opening statement, the job situation has improved dramatically over the past 2 years. Just last month the economy created over 200,000 new jobs. My suggestion to you is to remain persistent in your job hunt and I am sure you will find the right job for you.

There’s a reason why Hubbard had to sidestep Bobbie’s question: the heavily-touted economic recovery isn’t as rosy as the administration is making it out to be. According to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, “Employment and wage and salary growth are especially slow in the current period, underperforming not only the historical average but, in the case of employment growth, every comparable period since the end of World War II.”


But don’t worry Bobbie, you just keep being persistent. Looking for a job is hard work.