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Joana Dudley looks at a list of job prospects at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla., in January. In the government's June jobs report, the unemployment rate ticked up to 4 percent with more people entering the labor force. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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A "help wanted" sign hangs on a window of a restaurant in New York City. The U.S. economy gained a stronger-than-expected 223,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate edged down to an 18-year low. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.8 Percent, Lowest Since 2000

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Men shovel snow off the top of a building under construction in Franklin Lakes, N.J., on Thursday. Job growth in February was led by a sharp increase in construction employment. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Construction workers work on a building on the west side of Manhattan on Tuesday in New York. The rise in employment was driven by the construction industry, restaurants, health care and manufacturing, all sectors that added jobs last month. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators including French trade union leader Philippe Martinez, center, protest against President Emmanuel Macron's fast-tracked labor law reforms on Sept. 12 in Paris. Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Black Americans Turn To Informal Economy In The Face Of Discrimination

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Speaking to a crowd in Huntington, W.Va., on Thursday, President Trump said the U.S. economy is on its way back. Justin Merriman/Getty Images hide caption

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Now That He's President, Trump Is Sounding More Positive About The Economy

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Part of the gains in the U.S. job market last month came in health care, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. Here, a nurse screens a patient in Emporia, Va. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Job seekers chat during an employment event in Dallas last month. Under the new administration, Republicans are starting to see the economy through rose-colored glasses. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Is The Economic Glass Half-Full Or Half-Empty? It Depends

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Volunteers serve free dinner to homeless people at Robin Hood restaurant in Madrid. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Spain's 'Robin Hood Restaurant' Charges The Rich And Feeds The Poor

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An employee moves cement blocks at the Cement Products Manufacturing Co. facility in Redmond, Ore. Millions of men in their prime working years have dropped out of the labor force since the 1960s. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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An Economic Mystery: Why Are Men Leaving The Workforce?

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Job seekers fill out applications inside the employment center at the Six Flags Entertainment Corp. Great Adventure amusement park in Jackson, N.J., in March. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A cashier counts money at a Toys "R" Us in Los Angeles last November. A pinch in earnings and hours disappointed those looking for a pickup in paychecks last month. Liz O. Baylen/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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