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The U.S. has added jobs in every month for nearly eight years. Here, a job seeker holds an employment flyer during a hiring event at an Aldi Supermarket in Darien, Ill., in July. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has released plan that would create pilot job guarantee programs in 15 communities where unemployment is particularly high. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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During the presidential campaign, President Trump called the Labor Department's unemployment rate "phony." The first jobs report of his presidency is due out on Friday (though it will largely be a reflection of the end of Obama's term). Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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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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A Job News USA employee directs job seekers to a career fair at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky., on May 18. New figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the number of workers who would like to work full-time but can find only part-time work increased by nearly half a million last month. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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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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