Resting spot

A homeless woman lays down beside her belongings in front of a wall of graffiti in Los Angeles, California. New claims for US unemployment benefits inched lower last week, government data showed, in a report casting a cloud on the recovery in the labor market. The new claims numbers, indicating the pace of layoffs, came amid signs of a sputtering recovery in the job market, where the unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent in March from 8.3 percent in February but businesses put the brakes on hiring.

( Getty Images / April 19, 2012 )

A homeless woman lays down beside her belongings in front of a wall of graffiti in Los Angeles, California. New claims for US unemployment benefits inched lower last week, government data showed, in a report casting a cloud on the recovery in the labor market. The new claims numbers, indicating the pace of layoffs, came amid signs of a sputtering recovery in the job market, where the unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent in March from 8.3 percent in February but businesses put the brakes on hiring.

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