Restaurant hiring sign
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Restaurant hiring sign

In this Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, a restaurant posts a sign indicating they are hiring, in Miami. The Labor Department says unemployment claims dropped by 19,000 from 242,000 the previous week, Thursday, March 2, 2017, to the lowest level since March 1973 when President Richard Nixon was in the White House. The less volatile four-week average fell by 6,250 to 234,250, lowest since April 1973.