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August hiring steady at 151,000 jobs despite lacklustre growth

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Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 05:50

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Companies kept adding to payrolls in August while measures of slack in the labour market were little changed, signalling steady hiring in the face of lacklustre global growth.

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COMPANIES kept adding to payrolls in August while measures of slack in the labour market were little changed, signalling steady hiring in the face of lacklustre global growth.

Payrolls climbed by 151,000 last month following a 275,000 gain in July that was larger than

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