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Job seekers stand in line to meet with prospective employers at a career fair in New York City in this file photo taken October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files

Job seekers stand in line to meet with prospective employers at a career fair in New York City in this file photo taken October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files

Job seekers stand in line to meet with prospective employers at a career fair in New York City in this file photo taken October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files
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Job seekers stand in line to meet with prospective employers at a career fair in New York City in this file photo taken October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files

Job seekers stand in line to meet with prospective employers at a career fair in New York City in this file photo taken October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files

Job seekers stand in line to meet with prospective employers at a career fair in New York City in this file photo taken October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files
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Job applicants listen to a presentation prior to the opening of a job fair for veterans and their spouses held by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Nationals baseball club at Nationals Park in Washington December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Job applicants listen to a presentation prior to the opening of a job fair for veterans and their spouses held by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Nationals baseball club at Nationals Park in Washington December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Gary...more

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