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New jobs report leaves much to be desired

by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/07/12, 11:45 am

WASHINGTON - Nothing said at either party's convention may have as much effect on the 2012 presidential election as the three job reports coming out before voters go to the polls on Nov. 6.

The first of those reports came out today, and the news wasn't good: The economy added only 96,000 jobs in the month of August, and the unemployment rate fell from 8.3 to 8.1 percent because 368,000 people stopped looking for work. To make matters worse, the Department of Labor said 41,000 fewer jobs were created in June and July than first estimated.

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Jim and Tammy McGarry (Photo by Sid Hastings/Genesis)

Spirit of St. Louis

Jobs | Christian training programs are working hard to help their students become employable and, in some cases, employed
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 9/12/11, 03:43 am

ST. LOUIS-With 35 years of experience in human resources, Lane Hardie knows a thing or two about how to get a job. "Don't look at the qualifications of a job, but the tasks that the job requires," he always tells job seekers. Following his retirement in 2006, Hardie has helped some St. Louis-unemployed find jobs, but it's tough: Since he began a job-help program at his church, Central Presbyterian, in October 2009, 60 people have gone through the three-month course, but so far only eight have found full-time jobs.

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ECON 101

Jobs | Teaching about money shouldn't wait until high school or college-and it's inner-city schools and a new economics program that are leading the way to elementary financial literacy
by Joel Belz
Posted 9/12/11, 03:43 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio-When fourth-grader Kadayah Keys casually stops by the store at Harambee Christian School here to buy a granola bar for her mid-morning snack, a lot more goes on than a simple commercial transaction.

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