In this March 22, 2011 photo, job applicants wait in a long line at a job fair in San Jose, Calif. Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, evidence that layoffs are slowing and ... more 
In this March 22, 2011 photo, job applicants wait in a long line at a job fair in San Jose, Calif. Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, evidence that layoffs are slowing and employers may be stepping up hiring. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Paul Sakuma
Thu, Mar 24, 2011 10:59 PM EDT