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Mervin Sealy from Hickory, North Carolina, takes part in a protest rally outside the Capitol Building in Washington

Mervin Sealy from Hickory, North Carolina, takes part in a protest rally outside the Capitol Building in Washington, October 5, 2011. Demonstrators were demanding that Congress create jobs, not make budget cuts during the protest. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)

Unemployment chronicles

January 8, 2013

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.