People attend a military veterans hiring event in New York

 
People attend a military veterans hiring event  in New York
People attend a military veterans hiring event in New York January 19, 2012. The number of Americans filing for new jobless benefits dropped to a near four-year low last week and factory activity in the Mid-Atlantic expanded, suggesting the economy maintained its momentum early in the year. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT MILITARY)