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Job Growth Slows in July; Jobless Rate Edges Up

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Employers added 209,000 jobs last month, fewer than expected and much lower than the 298,000 generated in June. But it still was the sixth straight month of growth above 200,000 and the longest such stretch since the Great Recession began. The jobless rate edge up to 6.2 percent from 6.1 percent, the Labor Department reported on Friday.
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