Job market creates reluctant retirees

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Paul Skidmore is hesitant to call himself retired. The former insurance claims adjuster in Finksburg, Md., was laid off in February 2008 and has been job hunting for more than a year. Although at 62 Skidmore is old enough to begin drawing Social Security, he doesn’t want to permanently leave the work force.

“On the one hand, my brain is telling me go look for a job,” says Skidmore, who originally planned to retire at age 66. “On the other hand, why bother? Just retire.”

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