POTUS Day Ahead: Cleveland and New York City
June 14th, 2012
07:57 AM ET

POTUS Day Ahead: Cleveland and New York City

On Thursday President Obama travels to Cleveland to make a campaign speech on the economy before heading to New York City to raise some money and pay a visit to the cite of the World Trade Center Memorial.

First in Cleveland, Obama will Cuyahoga Community College. Here's how the campaign describes his event:

"In his remarks, the President will outline the choice in this election: between a vision for moving our country forward, ensuring that our economy is built to last and restoring economic security for the middle class, and Mitt Romney's vision, based on the same failed economic policies that brought on the worst crisis since the Great Depression. Romney Economics is familiar and troubling: more budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy; fewer rules for Wall Street – the same formula that benefited a few, but that crashed our economy and devastated the middle class."

The president is not expected to roll out any large new economic proposals, instead look for him to reiterate his depiction of Romney's economic record both as a businessman and as governor of Massachusetts.

In New York, the president and Michelle Obama will visit the WTC site. The president will also attend some fundraisers before heading back to DC.

Here's what the White House has to say about the president's trip to NYC:

"While in New York City, the President and the First Lady will visit the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's World Trade Center site, and receive a briefing on construction progress.  The visit will be a preview of the One World Trade Center topping-off ceremony, which will symbolize the near-completion of the iconic building's framework.

"In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at two campaign events. The First Lady will also deliver remarks at the second campaign event. Both will be print pool for remarks only."

Here's the president's schedule as released by the White House:

10:00AM        THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

11:40AM        THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn
Open Press

11:55AM        THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Ohio
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

1:05PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives in Ohio
Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport
Open Press

1:45PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio
Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

3:25PM           THE PRESIDENT departs Ohio en route New York City
Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport
Open Press

4:35PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives New York City
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Open Press

5:15PM           THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY will visit the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's World Trade Center site, and receive a briefing on construction progress
One World Trade Center, New York City
Pooled Press

6:45PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
Private Residence
Print Pool for Remarks Only

9:55PM           THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY deliver remarks at a campaign event
The Plaza Hotel
Print Pool for Remarks Only

11:35PM         THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart New York City en route Joint Base Andrews
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Open Press

12:30AM        THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive Joint Base Andrews
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

12:45AM        THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive the White House
South Lawn


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  1. John

    New claims for unemployment benefits rose to 386,000 last week from an upwardly revised 380,000 the week prior. Economists had been expecting claims to fall to 375,000 from a previously reported 377,000.

    Who are these economists? BTW, the same type of reporting happened under Bush where the numbers are always under-reported when they first come out.

    June 14, 2012 at 8:43 am |
    • jean2009

      http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ui/current.htm

      UNADJUSTED DATA

      The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 373,540 in the week ending June 9, an increase of 49,155 from the previous week. There were 400,608 initial claims in the comparable week in 2011.

      The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.4 percent during the week ending June 2, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 3,071,217, an increase of 15,080 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 2.8 percent and the volume was 3,491,359.

      The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending May 26 was 5,824,739, a decrease of 145,990 from the previous week.

      Extended benefits were available in the District of Columbia, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and West Virginia during the week ending May 26.

      Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,350 in the week ending June 2, a decrease of 109 from the prior week. There were 2,207 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 97 from the preceding week.

      There were 15,753 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending May 26, a decrease of 435 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 38,146, a decrease of 346 from the prior week.

      States reported 2,555,513 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending May 26, a decrease of 17,045 from the prior week. There were 3,293,507 claimants in the comparable week in 2011. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

      The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending May 26 were in Alaska (4.6), Puerto Rico (3.7), Pennsylvania (3.5), Illinois (3.4), California (3.3), New Jersey (3.3), Oregon (3.2), Nevada (2.9), Rhode Island (2.9), Massachusetts (2.8), and New York (2.8).

      The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending June 2 were in Oregon (+975), Virginia (+838), New Mexico (+531), Wisconsin (+213), and Nevada (+189), while the largest decreases were in California (-4,168), North Carolina (-2,683), Texas (-1,854), Massachusetts (-1,373), and Georgia (-1,367).

      I think one has to look at the unadjusted data...and realize we have ended a war....which more returning veterans are looking for work, we have downsized many government jobs...which means those people are looking for jobs.

      Overall claims are lower than a year ago...which is heading the right direction compared to those in 2008.

      This quote from the September 2008 report.

      "And recent filings for initial jobless benefits by the newly unemployed is now running at more than 400,000 a week, a level typically associated with a recession."

      June 2, 2012

      377.700 K compared to 400,000K

      http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/04/24/5-reasons-its-taking-you-so-long-to-find-a-job/

      http://jobs.aol.com/articles/top-10-companies-hiring/#photo-1

      ....and at the root of the problem...
      http://www.salon.com/2012/04/15/economy_killers_inequality_and_gop_ignorance/

      June 14, 2012 at 10:49 am |
      • RealityBites

        CNNMoney) Long-term jobless face slim odds of finding work

        There are 5.4 million people who've been out of work for more than six months, which is generally considered when long-term unemployment begins. They make up 42.8% of the unemployed.

        While the share of long-term unemployed is down a bit from its peak last year, it's still at record-high levels. So is the average length of time it takes to get a job, which has hovered around 40 weeks for the past year.

        Only 1 in 10 long-term unemployed find work

        June 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
      • jean2009

        The key is education...and diligence.

        June 14, 2012 at 7:43 pm |
  2. acdcguy

    WooooHoooooooooooooo, more fundraising, you go Obama!!!!!!!!!! Don't your about our country's problems!!!!!!!!...... WoooooooHooooooooooo.........

    June 14, 2012 at 9:06 am |
  3. RealityBites

    Looks like Obama is going to have to re-write those Labor Statistic programs again.., not that CNN has yet to complain.

    June 14, 2012 at 9:15 am |
  4. new york city

    The president and Michelle Obama will visit the WTC site. i know that he is a too brilliant and honest person. Obama is the president in the New york city's, i praise him for his well handling. i also know that Thursday President Obama travels to Cleveland to make a campaign lecture on the economy since heading to New York City to raise some money and pay a arrival to the cite of the World Trade Center Memorial. i seem his competence too laudable.
    http://www.nanakasha.com/high-income-hypnosis-new-york-city/

    July 4, 2012 at 1:25 am |