According to the Associated Press, more Americans signed up for unemployment benefits last week, but the broader trend in layoffs still points to a slowly healing jobs market.
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Mark Chavez, second from right, waits in a line to register at a career fair in San Diego.
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Job seekers Donald Alexander, left, and Felicia Gayden wait in line while attending a job fair in Livonia, Mich.