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America's jobs engine keeps defying forecasts for 2017 slowdown

Sunny conditions: Jobseekers at an Amazon jobs fair at the Amazon Fulfillment Center last month in Robbinsville, New Jersey.


IN AN economy growing at a moderate pace at best, the US job market keeps on shining.

Payroll gains topped forecasts in five of the past seven months, putting the 2017 average increase of 184,000 almost on par with last year's 187,000 and above levels typical for the...

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