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What did you tell your kids when you lost your job? The unemployed share their stories

Justin Sanchez, an unemployed carpenter, sits at the table with his wife, Laura, after learning they had three days to vacate their Las Vegas home because of foreclosure. (Ricky Carioti/WASHINGTON POST)

Jewel Beamon, a former special projects associate from Oxon Hill, Md. said she was “just up front and honest” with her daughter.

Kim Patterson, a former writer from North Carolina doesn’t have children. But she recalled when her father tearfully told her that he had lost his job.

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