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US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate Rises To 6.2 Pct.

U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old economic recovery. SENIOR ECONOMIST AT DECISION ECONOMICS, CARY LEAHEY: The unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent from 6.1 percent as more Americans started looking for work.

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