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Jobs report bolsters December rate hike case

In a show of domestic strength, the jobless rate hits a 71/2-year low

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Job seekers fill out paperwork at booths during a weekly job fair event in Dallas, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept 2, 2015.

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US job growth surged in October after two straight months of tepid gains, with the unemployment rate hitting a 71/2-year low in a show of domestic strength that makes it almost likely the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in December.

Non-farm payrolls increased

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