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Job growth slows, unemployment rate dips to 6.1%

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The U.S. economy created 142,000 jobs last month, fewer than economists expected. The lower number broke a six-month while the unemployment rate dipped to 6.1 percent, stymieing the view that business activity is picking up momentum.

The lower-than-expected non-farm payrolls number broke the six-month streak of job growth above 200,000.

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