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US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct. (access required)

WASHINGTON  — U.S. employers extended their hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery. The unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent from 6.1 percent as more Americans started ...

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