FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 file photo, job seekers fill out applications at a construction job fair in New York. The Labor Department said Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, that unemployment rates rose in 26 states last month, the latest evidence that hiring remains tepid across the country. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 file photo, job seekers fill out applications at a construction job fair in New York. The Labor Department said Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, that unemployment rates rose in 26 states last month, the latest evidence that hiring remains tepid across the country. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 file photo, job seekers fill out applications at a construction job fair in New York. The Labor Department said Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, that unemployment rates rose in 26 states last month, the latest evidence that hiring remains tepid across the country. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)