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Angry Birds Boom Spurs U.S. Job Revival on Mobile Demand

A surge in technology-industry hiring is helping to spearhead a jobs-market revival as demand swells for computer-software applications and data.

Online help-wanted advertising for computer and mathematical occupations rose 2.1 percent in February from January to the second-highest since the Conference Board began compiling the data in 2005. Vacancies outnumbered job seekers by more than three to one, according to the New York-based research group. Postings on tech-career website Dice.com are 12 percent higher than a year ago, with openings for workers skilled in mobile applications up more than 100 percent.