In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, photo, people head to at a job fair at Dolphin Mall in Sweetwater, Fla. The shopping center hosted a job fair in preparation for the approaching busy holiday retail season. On Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier.
In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, photo, people head to at a job fair at Dolphin Mall in Sweetwater, Fla. The shopping center hosted a job fair in preparation for the approaching busy holiday retail season. On Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. Alan Diaz AP Photo
In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, photo, people head to at a job fair at Dolphin Mall in Sweetwater, Fla. The shopping center hosted a job fair in preparation for the approaching busy holiday retail season. On Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. Alan Diaz AP Photo

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