In this Feb. 28, 2013 photo Shawn Gordon, corporate presenter of the Dorsey Schools listens to a job applicant at the JobFairGiant.com employment fair in Dearborn, Mich. Fewer Americans

 

              In this Feb. 28, 2013 photo Shawn Gordon, corporate presenter of the Dorsey Schools listens to a job applicant at the JobFairGiant.com employment fair in Dearborn, Mich. Fewer Americans
In this Feb. 28, 2013 photo Shawn Gordon, corporate presenter of the Dorsey Schools listens to a job applicant 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)