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A sign in the window of the Chicago Workforce Center in Illinois instructs people how to file for unemployment insurance benefits online. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS People wait in Trenton, N.J., in July for the office of the state's Division of Pensions and Benefits to open. The number of public employee retirements in New Jersey is up dramatically this year, in part because of concerns that pension benefits could be cut.

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People wait outside the Trenton, N.J., office of the Division of Pensions and Benefits for the agency to open. The number of public employee retirements in New Jersey is up nearly 50 percent this year, partly because of concerns that pension benefits could be cut. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Manuel Cardenas repairs shoes in La Habanera, a state-run workshop in Havana, on Monday. The government announced it will cast off at least half a million state employees by 2011. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this June 2, 2010 file photo, job seekers wait on line to see potential employers at the Diversity Job Fair in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

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Unidentified employees talk outside the scene of a workplace shooting at the Kraft Foods Inc. facility in Northeast Philadelphia on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)

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In this Aug. 24, 2010, photograph, Dabura Karriem, 60, of Bloomfield, N.J., reacts upon hearing there is a job availability for exactly what she's looking for as a file clerk at a bank, while attending a career fair in Newark, N.J. The Labor Department said jobless claims fell by 27,000 to 451,000 last week. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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In this Aug. 26, 2010, photograph, University of Illinois at Springfield Career Counselor Gail Kilbury, right, speaks with students seeking employment, during a University of Illinois Job Fair in Springfield, Ill. Even though the economy is growing more slowly, companies in recent weeks are resisting making even deeper cuts to their work forces. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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In this Aug. 26, 2010, photograph, University of Illinois at Springfield Career Counselor Gail Kilbury, right, speaks with students seeking employment, during a University of Illinois Job Fair in Springfield, Ill. Even though the economy is growing more slowly, companies in recent weeks are resisting making even deeper cuts to their work forces. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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** FILE ** Protesters march in Marseille, France, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, to demonstrate against plans by President Nicolas Sarkozy's government to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62. The banner reads: "Fighting Together. For what we got, our future, our pension." (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

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IN PHILADELPHIA: The annual Labor Day parade down Columbus Boulevard brings out union members and supporters.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS AMONG FRIENDS: President Obama greets the crowd at a union-sponsored Labor Day rally in Milwaukee, where he announced his proposal to spend $50 billion on the nation's transportation infrastructure.

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This Jan. 14, 2009, file photo shows Republican Senate nominee Rob Portman speaks Lebanon, Ohio. Frustrated, discouraged and just plain mad, a lot people who have lost jobs -- or know someone who has -- now want to see the names of Democrats on pink slips. And that's jeopardizing the party's chances here in Ohio and all across the country in November's elections. (AP Photo/David Kohl, File)

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President Obama reports on the economy from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington as the latest unemployment figures are released on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** In this photo from Aug. 25, 2010, job seekers, including Lindsey Wright of Detroit (center), attend a job fair in Southfield, Mich. (AP Photo)

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In this Aug. 25, 2010, photograph, job seekers including Pat Mosher, third from left, fill out registration forms to attend a job fair in Southfield, Mich. On Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. EDT, the Labor Department issues the August unemployment report. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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An unemployed man waits his turn to use a computer to look for a job at the Nevada JobConnect Career Center Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, in Las Vegas. The unemployment rate rose in nearly half of the nation's 372 largest metro areas in July, as the pace of hiring slowed from earlier this year. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS "Concern about the deficit cannot be an excuse for leaving unemployed workers to suffer," says Christina Romer, who steps down Friday as the White House's top economist.

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South African Democratic Teacher's Union members protest in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Thursday Aug. 19, 2010. Unions are demanding an 8.6 percent wage increase and a 1,000 rand ($137) housing allowance. The government is offering a 7.5 percent increase plus 700 rand $96) to 800 rand ($110) for housing. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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Dabura Karriem, 60, of Bloomfield, N.J., learns of the availability of a bank file-clerk job, the type of position she has been looking for, at a career fair in Newark, N.J., on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010. Ms. Karriem was laid off two years ago -- the first time she's been unemployed in 38 years -- and her unemployment benefits have expired. (AP Photo/David Goldman)