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              FILE - In this March 7, 2012, file photo shows job seekers standing line during the Career Expo job fair, in Portland, Ore.  Employers pulled back sharply on hiring last month, a reminder that the U.S. economy may not be growing fast enough to sustain robust job growth. The unemployment rate dipped, but mostly because more Americans stopped looking for work.  The Labor Department says the economy added 120,000 jobs in March, down from more than 200,000 in each of the previous three months. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
              FILE - In this March 7, 2012, file photo shows job seekers standing line during the Career Expo job fair, in Portland, Ore. Employers pulled back sharply on hiring last month, a reminder that the U.S. economy may not be growing fast enough to sustain robust job growth. The unemployment rate dipped, but mostly because more Americans stopped looking for work. The Labor Department says the economy added 120,000 jobs in March, down from more than 200,000 in each of the previous three months. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)   

10 hardest jobs to fill in America

According to the seventh annual talent shortage survey from staffing firm ManpowerGroup, 49% of employers in all industries are experiencing difficulty filling open positions within their organizations, despite the fact that millions of people are still desperate for jobs and unemployment remains stuck at more than 8%.

ManpowerGroup surveyed more than 1,300 U.S. employers in the first quarter of 2012 to determine which employees rank among the most-wanted. The most difficult positions to fill are those in skilled trades, which includes carpenters, plumbers, electricians and other tool-wielding professionals. Those workers, also known as craftsmen or artisans, typically develop their skills through training as apprentices. They top Manpower’s list for a third consecutive year.

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