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In this May 29, 2013 photo, job seeker Craig Cline of Lincolnwood, Ill., right, meets with Jeremy Skeeters, left, and Lindy Hammel, of Aflac Insurance Co. during a career fair in Rolling Meadows, Ill. U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in May and total hiring increased, further signs of steady improvement in the job market. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

U.S. job openings, hiring rise slightly in May

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By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER

AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in May and hired more workers, further signs of steady improvement in the job market.

The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings rose 28,000 to 3.83 million in May from April. That's close to February's 3.9 million, which was the highest in five years.

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