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Economy Grows, But Job Production Lags

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Economy Grows, But Job Production Lags

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Economy Grows, But Job Production Lags

Economy Grows, But Job Production Lags

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The U.S. Commerce Department says the nation's economy grew at a 4 percent annual rate during the last three months of 2003 — somewhat less robust than analysts had expected. The numbers suggest an economy sustaining momentum as it enters the new year, but economists warn that the recovery could falter without a sizable increase in new jobs. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.