Tera Burbank counts the cash from her unemployment check, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 in Las Vegas. Burbank and her husband, John Clark, epitomize the dreadful economic situation these days in Nevada, ... more 
Tera Burbank counts the cash from her unemployment check, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 in Las Vegas. Burbank and her husband, John Clark, epitomize the dreadful economic situation these days in Nevada, where a once-mighty construction boom has given way to a historic recession and a record 14.9 percent unemployment in Las Vegas. Burbank and Clark are construction workers who have been out of work for more than a year. They live off unemployment and student loans. Bills go unpaid and minor spats escalate into tense threats of divorce. Their daughters are performing poorly at school, and guidance counselors and teachers blame stress. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Julie Jacobson
Thu, Mar 3, 2011 3:38 PM EST