A prospective employer, left, speaks with a prospective employee during a jobs fair in Oak Brook, Ill. A measure of future U.S. economic activity rose in May to the highest level in four years, a sign the economy will keep growing but at a modest pace. The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading economic indicators rose 0.3 percent last month, after a 0.1 percent drop in April.
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published Thursday, June 21st, 2012
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WASHINGTON — The sluggish job market is weighing on the U.S. economy three years after the Great Recession ended. And the signs suggest hiring may not strengthen any time soon.