Colleges Keep an Eye on Reports About Jobs, Revenue—and Crops

Beverly Taylor, The Birmingham News, Landov

Prospective employees lined up for a job fair in Bessemer, Ala., this spring. Many college officials pay attention to employment data because joblessness puts pressure on financial-aid budgets and affects students' decisions about enrolling.
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