Recruiter nervously watching economy improve

“Shit,” he muttered. The unemployment rate had just dropped to 6.9 percent.

By W.E. Linde

RICHMOND, Va. — Army recruiter Sgt. Mark Manarin recently switched on his office laptop, opened Internet Explorer, and clicked on the Fox Business link as he sipped his coffee. As soon as the page loaded, he grimaced.

“Shit,” he muttered. The unemployment rate had just dropped to 6.9 percent.

Manarin has been watching the national economic nu…

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