Article Photos: Applications for jobless benefits rise to 339K 1/1

In this Thursday, Feb. 6,  2014 photo, Rose Capote-Marcus, left, helps Waldemar Vega, 50, with problems he is having receiving his unemployment benefits at WorkForce One, in Davie, Fla. On Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits a week earlier. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)