He says some of his ideas require Congress, but he'll take steps on his own where he can.
Obama says his economic priorities include creating new jobs and improving job training. Expanding access to kindergarten and college is another priority, along with ensuring workers have good wages, health care and retirement options.
In the Republican address, four members of Congress are urging Obama to support bills on jobs, medical research, compensation and energy. Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan says the Senate is standing in the way.