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Army veteran turns hobby to job during high unemployment

As tens of thousands of service members return from combat operations in Afghanistan, they are faced with unemployment rates surpassing the national average. One Army veteran turned a hobby into an opportunity.

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Ranking US states by job creation in past 5 years

(Alan Diaz / Associated Press)

Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. But the gains haven’t been spread evenly across the country.

 

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