Michael Starr Sr., has been unemployed since October 2008 when he worked for a landscaping company. Starr went back to school to become an EKG technician, but is having trouble finding a job because he has no experience. He asks "How do you get it?" Starr says "I started working when I was 17. I'm 52 now. I've never seen it this bad. This is scary."
Baltimore Sun photo by Kim Hairston