US unemployment aid applications plummet to 346K

Associated Press
US unemployment aid applications plummet to 346K

In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, photo, Philadelphia police recruiting officer Samuel Cruz, right, talks with Ismail Azeer of Carteret, N.J., at the Edison Career Fair job fair in the Iselin section of Woodbridge Township, N.J. The number of Americans seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, suggesting March's weak month of hiring may be a temporary slowdown. Employers added only 88,000 jobs in March after averaging 220,000 the previous four months. The drop in unemployment benefits suggests hiring could pick up again in April. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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