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A woman looks at a list of employers behind recruiters booths during the 2009 CUNY Big Apple Job Fair in New York

A woman looks at a list of employers behind recruiters booths during the 2009 CUNY Big Apple Job Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York March 20, 2009. Students and alumni from CUNY's eleven senior colleges, six community colleges, the Graduate Center (CUNY's doctoral-granting graduate school) and the Macaulay Honors College will attend the job fair, meeting employers searching for a college-educated applicant pool. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES BUSINESS EDUCATION)

Unemployment chronicles

Private employers hired more workers than expected in February and

demand for a range of factory goods was solid in January, hopeful signs

for the economy as it deals with higher taxes and deep government budget

cuts. Strong auto sales, better hiring and a continued housing recovery helped

the U.S. economy grow throughout the country.