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U.S. recoups jobs lost in recession as economy picks up

Job seekers wait to meet with employers at a career fair in New York City, October 24, 2012.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

Job seekers wait to meet with employers at a career fair in New York City, October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Job seekers wait to meet with employers at a career fair in New York City, October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A General Electric representative (C) talks to an applicant (L) at a hiring fair for military veteran job seekers and spouses at the Verizon Center in Washington April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

A General Electric representative (C) talks to an applicant (L) at a hiring fair for military veteran job seekers and spouses at the Verizon Center in Washington April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

A General Electric representative (C) talks to an applicant (L) at a hiring fair for military veteran job seekers and spouses at the Verizon Center in Washington April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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