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People march in the Charlotte Labor Day Parade in Charlotte, North Carolina

People march in the Charlotte Labor Day Parade in Charlotte, North Carolina September 3, 2012. The Democratic National Convention opens in Charlotte this week. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

Unemployment chronicles

January 8, 2013

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.