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Job seekers wait in line to enter the 23rd annual City University of New York Big Apple Job Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on Friday, April 8, 2011. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits during the week ending Saturday, April 9, 2011, rose for the first time in three weeks, although the broader trend still points to a slowly healing jobs market. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Job seekers wait in line to enter the 23rd annual City University of New York Big Apple Job Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on Friday, April 8, 2011. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits during the week ending Saturday, April 9, 2011, rose for the first time in three weeks, although the broader trend still points to a slowly healing jobs market. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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