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US Unemployment Dips to 6.6 Percent, but Hiring Continues to Slowi
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February 07, 2014 10:11 PM
Unemployment in the U.S. has fallen to a five-year low. The Labor Department says the economy added 113,000 jobs in January - well below expectations of 180,000 -- but enough to push the nation’s unemployment rate down to 6.6 percent. Still, there are growing concerns the labor market has cooled - in more ways than one. Mil Arcega has more for VOA.

US Unemployment Dips to 6.6 Percent, but Hiring Continues to Slow

Published February 07, 2014

Unemployment in the U.S. has fallen to a five-year low. The Labor Department says the economy added 113,000 jobs in January - well below expectations of 180,000 -- but enough to push the nation’s unemployment rate down to 6.6 percent. Still, there are growing concerns the labor market has cooled - in more ways than one. Mil Arcega has more for VOA.


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