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January Job Gains Lag Behind Estimates

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January Job Gains Lag Behind Estimates

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January Job Gains Lag Behind Estimates

January Job Gains Lag Behind Estimates

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Employers added fewer workers to their payrolls than expected in January, but the modest increase gave President Bush a net gain in jobs for his first term. [The 146,000 new jobs fell short of economists' forecasts for a stronger month of job growth.