economy, unemployment

December 16, 2010 - 12:47 PM
In this Dec. 15, 2010 photo, Jesse Paloger holds up a sign while standing on Wall Street as he hopes to find a job, in New York. Paloger, who has an accounting and economics degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, has written on the bottom of his sign, "Go-getter from California looking for my shot!" Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the third drop in the past four weeks and a sign that the job market is slowly improving. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)