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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.

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