In this Aug. 16, 2011 photo, job seekers stand in line to enter a job fair, in Independence, Ohio. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits rose back above 400,000 last week. Still, the... more 
In this Aug. 16, 2011 photo, job seekers stand in line to enter a job fair, in Independence, Ohio. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits rose back above 400,000 last week. Still, the average number of applications over the past four weeks fell to its lowest level since mid-April. That suggests the job market may be improving. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Tony Dejak
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 8:35 AM EDT