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U.S. economy adds 195,000 jobs, jobless rate 7.6 pct

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U.S. employers added 195,000 jobs in June and hiring was more robust in the two previous months than earlier estimated. The gains raise hopes for a stronger economy in the second half of 2013.

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U.S. employers added 195,000 jobs in June and hiring was more robust in the two previous months than earlier estimated. The gains raise hopes for a stronger economy in the second half of 2013.The Labor Department said Friday that the economy also added 20,000 more jobs in May and 50,000 more in April than initially reported.
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