Filings for unemployment aid at a 5-week high

In this March 4, 2011 photo, Heba Mostafa hands her resume to Sean Martin, a representative of Buckeye International, at the 32nd Annual Spring Career Fair at Cleveland State University. The unemployment rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8 percent in March and companies added workers at the fastest two-month pace since before the recession began. (Amy Sancetta)

May 31, 2012 12:13:46 AM PDT
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to a five-week high, evidence that the job market remains sluggish.