U.S. Added 288,000 Jobs In June, Labor Department Says

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The U.S. Finally Gets Past Pre-Recession Jobs Total

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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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