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Spiraling Health Care Costs Stagnate Job Growth

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Spiraling Health Care Costs Stagnate Job Growth

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Spiraling Health Care Costs Stagnate Job Growth

Spiraling Health Care Costs Stagnate Job Growth

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Even though this week's Commerce Department report shows the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of more than 7 percent in the third quarter, 41,000 more jobs were lost. The rapidly increasing cost of health care benefits is making some employers hesitant to take on more full-time workers. NPR's Elaine Korry reports.