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Young veterans' new battle: the job front

In the United States, unemployment figures remain high: 9.1%. Jobs will be at the forefront of the 2012 presidential election. US President Barack Obama is under immense pressure to create jobs, quickly. Unemployment is particularly high among returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Above the national average, it stands at around 13%. For now, many US servicemen and women risk coming back from war to the next fight, the one to find a steady job.

By Stanislas DE SAINT HIPPOLYTE , Philip CROWTHER

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