WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - 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 posting.
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