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Job seeker fills out application during 11th annual Skid Row Career Fair the Los Angeles Mission in Los Angeles

A job seeker fills out an application during 11th annual Skid Row Career Fair the Los Angeles Mission in Los Angeles, California, May 31, 2012. Employers recruiting the homeless people of the downtown Skid Row area include UCLA Health Systems, U.S. Bank, California Army National Guard, UPS, Vons and Providian Staffing. REUTERS/David McNew (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

Unemployment chronicles

Private employers hired more workers than expected in February and

demand for a range of factory goods was solid in January, hopeful signs

for the economy as it deals with higher taxes and deep government budget

cuts. Strong auto sales, better hiring and a continued housing recovery helped

the U.S. economy grow throughout the country.