WASHINGTON Oct 8 A top White House economic
adviser said on Friday that growth in private sector payrolls
in September provided more evidence that the U.S. economy
continues to recover, but that the rate of job growth is not
enough to bring the unemployment rate down quickly.
"This growth provides more evidence that the economy
continues to recover, but we must do more to put the economy on
a parth of robust economic growth," said Austan Goolsbee,
chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in a blog
U.S. payrolls data for September showed the unemployment
rate was unchanged at 9.6 percent. Republicans will use this as
ammunition against Democrats in the Nov. 2 congressional
elections, arguing it is further evidence that President Barack
Obama's policies are bad for the economy.
(Reporting by Ross Colvin, editing by Patricia Zengerle)