United States Department of Labor
RuthAnn Davis, of Dallas, says her year-long search for employment is affecting her emotionally. “I’m depressed. I’m trying to keep an upper hand but you just get so discouraged and then everything comes due and your bills are due, your rent’s due” she says. “Where’s the money to pay them?”
New U.S. Department of Labor statistics show the unemployment rate for people ages 16-19 is rising for the first month of the summer. That’s why hundreds of high school students and recent graduates lined up at the Will Rogers Center in the early afternoon heat. They’ve learned jobs are hard to come by.
Two North Texas families have signed off on a multi-million dollar settlement, ending litigation for the accidental deaths of two construction workers in Lewisville earlier this year.