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US job growth surges in February

Unemployment rate is at a 17-year low of 4.1% as more people enter the labour force, signalling confidence in the economy

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US job growth surged in February, recording its biggest increase in more than 1½ years, but a slowdown in wage gains pointed to a gradual increase in inflation this year.

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US job growth surged in February, recording its biggest increase in more than 1½ years, but a slowdown in wage gains pointed to a gradual increase in inflation this year.

Non-farm payrolls jumped by 313,000 jobs last month, boosted by the largest gain in construction...

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