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January Job Growth Disappoints, But Unemployment Drops

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January Job Growth Disappoints, But Unemployment Drops

Economy

January Job Growth Disappoints, But Unemployment Drops

January Job Growth Disappoints, But Unemployment Drops

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The U.S. added just 113,000 jobs in January, instead of the 180,000 analysts had predicted. Despite the anemic gains, the unemployment rate inched down to 6.6 percent, the lowest level since October 2008.

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