President Obama will spend this Labor Day in Detroit, Mich., outlining his ideas to create jobs and boost the economy before workers and their families. The president’s speech will offer a preview of the ideas he will present before a joint session of Congress this Thursday.
Obama’s remarks today follow Friday’s worse-than-expected jobs report, which showed that employers added no new jobs in August. The nation’s unemployment rate remains steady at 9.1 percent. In addition to an appearance by the president, today’s open-to-the-public event sponsored by the Detroit AFL-CIO will include performances by Aretha Franklin and Mosaic Youth Theatre.