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Payrolls in January up even as wage growth weakens

Data, representing final figures under President Obama, indicates job market is still enjoying steady expansion

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US employers added the most workers in four months while wage growth slowed more than projected, suggesting there's still some slack left in the labour market.

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US employers added the most workers in four months while wage growth slowed more than projected, suggesting there's still some slack left in the labour market.

January's 227,000 increase in payrolls followed a 157,000 rise in December, a Labor Department report showed on

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