At Philadelphia Works Inc., a non-profit that connects employers to prospective employees, Meg Shope Koppel is seeing more Americans seeking help.

There "really is a pick-up in the number of people dedicated to finding a job," said Koppel, a senior vice president for the agency. "A lot of people who fell out of the labor market" are looking.

As a reviving economy coaxes Americans back into the job market, the supply of labor will expand about 1.2 percent this year, after increasing 0.8 percent in 2012 on a fourth quarter over fourth quarter basis, said Robert Mellman, a senior economist at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York.

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