In this Feb. 28, 2013 photo Robin Basil, left, of the Garland-Hill insurance agency talks with college student Markell Easter at the JobFairGiant.com employment fair in Dearborn, Mich.

 

              In this Feb. 28, 2013 photo Robin Basil, left, of the Garland-Hill insurance agency talks with college student Markell Easter at the JobFairGiant.com employment fair in Dearborn, Mich.
In this Feb. 28, 2013 photo Robin Basil, left, of the Garland-Hill insurance agency talks with college student Markell Easter at the JobFairGiant.com employment fair in Dearborn, Mich. Fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week, reducing the average number of weekly applications last month to a five-year low. The drop shows that fewer layoffs are strengthening the job market. The Labor Department said Thursday, March 14, 2013 that applications fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 332,000. That cut the four-week average to 346,750, the lowest since March 2008, just several months after the Great Recession began. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)