For many people, job loss is as devastating emotionally as it is financially. Imagine what it would be like to lose your job not just once, but maybe even two or three times in just as many years. Imagine the same thing happening to your spouse, as well. For Al and Michelle Ford, the Great Recession started about a year before it became a nationwide crisis.
A report from a national group says South Dakota lost 1,400 construction jobs in the past year. Tight credit, a weak economy, and slumping home values sent builders to the sidelines nationwide.
North Dakota's job loss in the same period was among the lowest in the country.
Wayne Ortman, Associated Press
, October 31, 2009
In these scary economic times, older workers are putting off their retirement and hanging on to a paycheck.
Some retirees struggling to make ends meet are scanning help-wanted ads for the first time in years.
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