As the Economy Goes Down, Exotic Dancing Goes Up

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At least one industry is thriving, hiring and paying really well. As more traditional job openings close, more and more women are finding gainful employment strutting their stuff in adult entertainment venues -- and some are finding that they're making more money than they did when they were fully dressed.

One young mother in Michigan who was laid off from her job in education had a hard time getting another job because she was told she was overqualified. Out of desperation, she took a job dancing at a strip club, and now, with tips, she usually clears more than $1,500 per night -- upwards of $60,000 per year, if she sticks with it.