Article Photos: US unemployment aid applications jump to 385,000 1/1

In this Friday, March 29, 2013, people line up outside a restaurant in front of a help wanted sign in Richmond, Va. The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose to a four-month high in the week ending March 30, 2013, although the increase partly reflects seasonal distortions around the spring holidays. The Labor Department says weekly applications increased 28,000 to a seasonally adjusted 385,000. That is the highest level since late November. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose to 354,250.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)