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Playing the jobs number game

Trump's response to the Labor Department's jobs reports is inconsistent, if not hypocritical

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All the signs are that the Trump administration has created expectations of a more business-friendly environment that may be responsible in part for the tendency for more hiring by both large and small companies.

ONCE upon a time and on another planet, a leading politician was bashing the monthly jobs reports issued by his government, which indicated that the nation's unemployment rate was down, as "phony" and a "hoax".

But then, perhaps this was a sci-fi film that presupposed the existence of a

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