Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about job numbers July 6 at Bradley's Hardware in Wolfeboro, N.H. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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John Pham (right) reviews Bob Drake's resume at an AARP event aimed at helping older workers improve their job search. Workers age 55 and older cite particular difficulty finding employment, and some are choosing to retrain for new careers. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Mitt Romney talks about his plan for creating jobs at a 2011 campaign speech in Las Vegas. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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