The people behind September's job numbers
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 12:00 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Job seekers wait in line to enter the San Francisco Hire Event job fair in San Francisco, California. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning. But that's just a number. Students from the USC Annenberg School of Journalism interviewed five Los Angeles residents who represent various pockets of the jobs economy, from the gainfully employed to the out-of-work. Here are their stories: Profile: Working to land a job By Gracie Zheng Name: Theresa McLamore Age: 48 Home: Ventura County, California Employment Status: Unemployed since July 1, 2011. Previously global market researcher for pharmaceutical firm Baxter International Inc. Theresa McLamore had worked at Baxter for more than seven years when the company announced last year that it was moving its marketing department to its Deerfield, Ill., headquarters. In the shuffle, the MBA graduate lost her job, which ...
Stock futures rise, focus on data
LONDON - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening on Wall Street on Tuesday, tracking gains in Europe on Monday when the U.S. market was closed for the Labor Day holiday. Futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 rose 0.2 to 0.4 percent.
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