The slumping economy is being felt everywhere, from Wall Street to main street.

The reality is forcing many families to make tough choices and even forcing some stay-at-home moms back to the workforce.

The latest labor department numbers show the unemployment rate spiked to just over 6 percent in August, an increase for the eighth straight month.

Experts say stay-at-home moms trying to re-enter the work force face an extra challenge: the longer they've been out, the less they make when they jump back in.

Moms out of the workforce for three years lose around 37 percent of their earning power.

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