One dreaded question: What do you do?

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October was stronger than expected for employment. Marketplace staff
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October was stronger than expected for employment. Marketplace staff

One dreaded question: What do you do?

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Originally aired Friday, January 16, 2015

Throughout the recession. a lot of Americans had work histories filled with gaps. Bill Marshall is having one now.

It began July 2014 when he was laid off from his job at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Marshall speaks to Marketplace Weekend from his home in Devon, Pennsylvania.

He’s says learned a lot from his gap, but he starts with one dreaded question.