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Bumps On The Road Back To Work

Like some 14 million Americans, the people in our series The Road Back to Work started the year unemployed and searching for a job. Nine months later, all six of the St. Louis residents are working, but their struggles continue.
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Lack Of Transparency On Overseas Jobs Data

Major U.S. companies are asking for tax breaks in order, they say, to create more jobs. But the question remains whether they will create American jobs or move their money overseas. Steve Inskeep talks to Washington Post reporter Jialynn Yang about her recent article on the subject, and how difficult it is to find data on overseas vs. domestic hiring.
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In Labor Movement, A Rising Female Leader

On this Labor Day, roughly 12 percent of Americans are labor union members, as compared to 20 percent in the early 1980s. Amid economic uncertainty, unions strive to keep those they represent employed — all by agreeing to contracts loaded with concessions. This is a criticism lobbed at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Sandy Pope is the first woman to run for president of the Teamsters Union. She speaks with guest host Jacki Lyden about her work toward empowering labor unions.
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Avoiding Last Place: Some Things We Don't Outgrow

A recent paper finds that people near the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder often oppose policies that benefit those below them. The phenomenon, called "last-place aversion," makes sure there's always someone worse off than you.
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Youth Joblessness Creates Ripple Effect

While the overall unemployment rate is stuck at 9.1 percent, the unemployment rate for 16- to 19-year-olds has been going up since February. Not having a summer or after-school job affects more than just a kid's wallet. It also has real consequences for his or her personal and economic development.
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Youth Joblessness Creates Ripple Effect

While the overall unemployment rate is stuck at 9.1 percent, the unemployment rate for 16- to 19-year-olds has been going up since February. Not having a summer or after-school job affects more than just a kid's wallet. It also has real consequences for his or her personal and economic development.
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Jobs Numbers Paint 'Very Gloomy' Picture For All

The Labor Department's report of zero job growth in August will make President Obama's speech on jobs next Thursday even more challenging. Millions are unemployed, and for those who have jobs, the average hourly earnings and the average number of hours worked decreased.

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