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The faces of U.S. unemployment at job fairs in Michigan and San Diego

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.