Dennis Jacobe

CP Op-Ed Contributor

State of the Union Should Offer Bipartisan Solutions to Job Growth

Soaring equity markets and surging confidence on Main Street appear to have combined with misleading unemployment data to put a positive spin on the nation's job situation -- which is likely to be reflected in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday. However, the reality is that the job situation deteriorated significantly in January, meaning that hopes of finding a job today are no better than they were a year ago. Whatever tone the president uses to describe today's job situation, he should do more than offer partisan solutions, instead seeking a bipartisan approach to job growth.