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June job growth surges, jobless rate falls to 6.1%

Dow tops 17,000 for first time on upbeat employment report

[WASHINGTON] US employment growth jumped in June and the unemployment rate declined to near a six-year low of 6.1 per cent, effectively dispelling fears about the economy's health and underscoring its momentum heading into the second half of 2014. The Dow Jones Industrial Average bolted above 17