Barack Obama

Obama's top priority is to boost jobs: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s top goal as he enters a second year in office is to lift U.S. job creation and revitalize the economy, the White House said on Tuesday.

“The top priority is to continue to work hard on getting this economy back on track and creating jobs,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told a news briefing.

Obama, who completes a year at the White House this week, has suggested a second round of job creation initiatives on top of a $787 billion emergency stimulus he signed in February 2009 to aid the economy and the House of Representatives approved a $15 billion job bill in December.

Reporting by Alister Bull; Editing by Sandra Maler