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  Coming Home: The hardships veterans face when they return from war

Young veterans often have difficulty finding work when they return from war, leading to extreme financial hardship and, in some cases, homelessness.

Poll: Putting veterans to work

  Unemployment benefits in doubt

Need to Know’s financial correspondent Stacey Tisdale investigates a little known industry that can have a huge impact on the newly unemployed.


The new poor: Baby boomers in the jobless crisis

A wife and husband in Portland, Ore., who have lost their business are forced to sell off their possessions just to avoid losing their home.


Hardly working: Steve Brodner on the jobs crisis

As part of Need to Know’s hour-long focus on jobs, editorial cartoonist Steve Brodner wonders why some corporations are raking in big profits, even as the unemployment crisis grips the country and puts people out of work.


Generation jobless: ‘Millennials’ struggle with unemployment

As part of an hour-long focus on unemployment, Need to Know looks at two younger people, “millennials” as they’re called, who are struggling to find jobs and start their careers.


  The young and the jobless

Don Peck talks to Need to Know about the long-term effects of unemployment among America’s millennials.


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