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US Job Market Improves

The U.S. economy had a net gain of 257,000 jobs in January, making it more likely the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by mid-year. Friday's report from the Labor Department also says the unemployment rate rose a slight one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.7 percent. Experts say the jobless rate rose, though, because many people who had given up efforts to find work resumed their search for jobs. Washington does not count people as officially unemployed unless they have...

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