April 1st, 2011
11:54 AM ET
And all it took was some good news.
“good econ news today: 230K new private sector jobs created in march. that's 1.8 mil in last 13 months,” Carney tweeted, linking to an article written by White House Council of Economic Advisers chair Austan Goolsbee on the White House blog.
The last time Carney used the @PressSec handle was on March 10th, when he urged Republicans and Democrats to work together to fix state budgets, and scolded anti-union actions in Wisconsin.
During his three-week hiatus, many of @PressSec’s 167,000 followers tweeted about his apparent Twitter shyness, especially compared to his predecessor Robert Gibbs' affinity for the online community.
In a series of four tweets Friday morning, Carney noted the unemployment rate dropped to 8.8% and said that the economy "is showing signs of strength, and it's imperative we find common ground and not do anything to jeopardize recovery."
Of @PressSec's 501 tweets, just 18 of them are from Carney.