I hope you are doing good.
You might be receiving this error as the mapreduce code of Counter is in Hadoop-2.X version and the jars you have added are hadoop-1.x version. Hence due to incompatibility of the versions it returning the above error.
To overcome this issue, please remove all the jars that were added to that project and add hadoop-mapreduce-client-core-2.2.0.jar & hadoop-common-2.2.0.jar to them. Please find these jars in the attachment.
After adding those jars to the project in eclipse, create a jar for the mapreduce program and try to run the mapreduce job.
I have tried it on my end and it is working fine. Please refer to the below screenshot.
Below is the input I have used.
Command: hadoop jar counter_new.jar /counterin.txt /counterout
Please find the jar and the project that I have used in the attachment for your reference.
Please try it and let me know if this helps you.
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