Job seekers came to the ThistleDown Racino and Horseshoe Casino in Warrensvile Hts., Ohio, last month. Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer /Landov hide caption

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Looking for work: In Birmingham, Ala., last summer, Jessica McQueen (left) and Ashley Abramson were among those filling out applications at a jobs fair. Joe Songer /Birmingham News /Landov hide caption

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The scene at a job fair in San Mateo, Calif., earlier this year. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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The scene at a career fair in New York City last fall. Mike Segar /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Looking for work: There was a long line last month as job seekers waited to get into an employment fair at Kennedy-King College in Chicago. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Alan Shull attends a job fair in Portland, Ore., on April 24. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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