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Finding something to celebrate

By Layron Livingston - bio | email

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -  The unemployment rate reached 9.7 percent in August.  This Labor Day, some East Texans were hard at work trying to keep other east Texans working.

The sign on the door of Capstone Healthcare Staffing in Tyler read what many office doors read:  "We will be closed September 7th to observe the Labor Day Holiday."

But inside the office, a skeleton work crew kept phone lines open for business.

Vicki Uecker, an account manager with Capstone said, fortunately, healthcare is a growing industry, but Uecker said business has started to pick-up.

She said many of her clients were laid off, or their spouses were laid off.  "Nurses and nursing assistants that might have just worked a shift here, or a shift there, are now looking for more serious work because they're having to support more incomes," she said.

The Department of Labor reports 216,000 jobs were lost in August.  But that number is down from the 276,000 jobs lost in July. 

President Obama considered it a positive sign when he spoke at the AFL-CIO union picnic in Cincinnati. "For the second straight month, we lost fewer jobs than the month before and it was the fewest jobs we lost in a year," Obama said.  "Make no mistake, we're moving in the right direction."

It's predicted the unemployment rate will surpass 10 percent.

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