|President Barack Obama|
The unemployment rate fell to a better-than-expected rate of 9.4%, from 9.8%, previously, outpacing estimates for a December rate of 9.7%. Obama urged businesses to continue to hire employees in order to stimulate the economy and promised the nation a full recovery. "We will not rest until we have fully recovered from this economic recession," Obama said. -- Written by Theresa McCabe in Boston. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Theresa McCabe. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to @TheresaMcCabe. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.