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Justin Miller (left) talks with Leah Chanthapanya (right) at a May 3 job fair in Independence, Ohio. Chanthapanya is looking for a customer service or administrative position. Employers added more than 200,000 jobs in April for the third straight month, the biggest hiring spree in five years. But the unemployment rate rose to 9 percent in part because some people resumed looking for work. (Associated Press)
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Justin Miller (left) talks with Leah Chanthapanya (right) at a May 3 job fair in Independence, Ohio. Chanthapanya is looking for a customer service or administrative position. Employers added more than 200,000 jobs in April for the third straight month, the biggest hiring spree in five years. But the unemployment rate rose to 9 percent in part because some people resumed looking for work. (Associated Press)

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