Jessica Pimentel fills out an application during a job fair in Sunrise, Fla. The latest employment numbers indicate a slowdown in job growth, but many economists are skeptical that the economy is weakening. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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Trader Warren Meyers works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Stocks opened higher after the government reported a burst of hiring last month that sent the unemployment rate to a four-year low. But both the White House and congressional Republicans reacted to the news in less than celebratory fashion. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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