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Worker Kelly Coman inspects an F-150 pickup on the assembly line at a Ford plant in Dearborn, Mich. Some indicators point to a slowdown in manufacturing, but the sector added 32,000 jobs in December. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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A worker installs a roof on a home being built in San Diego in 2017. The housing market has been softening, with sales of new single-family homes falling in October to the lowest level in more than 2 1/2 years. Mike Blake/Reuters hide caption

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Job seekers line up at a technology fair in Los Angeles in March. Employers added more jobs than analysts expected last month, as the jobless rate remained at a nearly 50-year low of 3.7 percent. Monica Almeida/Reuters hide caption

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A worker installs a door on a 2018 Ford F-150 truck at an assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich., on Sept. 27. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in September, a nearly 50-year low. Carlos Osorio/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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Retail jobs have taken a hit, losing 67,000 jobs in 2017 after seeing a large gain the year before. In this photo from October, people pass a sign advertising a sale and a job at a shop in Boston last fall. Brian Snyder/Reuters hide caption

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Tourists walk past a restaurant, closed in preparation for hurricane Irma, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Sept. 7. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says a drop in U.S. jobs in September was likely reflecting the impact of hurricanes on workers — particularly restaurant employees who aren't paid if they aren't on the job. Michele Eve Sandberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Both the national unemployment rate, at 4.4 percent, and the number of unemployed people, at 7.1 million, saw only incremental changes in April. Bureau of Labor Statistics via St. Louis Fed/NPR hide caption

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Bureau of Labor Statistics via St. Louis Fed/NPR

Job seekers look over forms while attending the first Los Angeles International Airport Job Fair for Veterans in Los Angeles on Sept. 14. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Job seekers wait to speak with representatives during a Choice Career Fair this summer in Los Angeles. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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