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Hiring up, unemployment down in January jobs report

American employers substantially stepped up their hiring in January, bringing the unemployment rate down for the fifth month in a row.

Employers added 243,000 jobs in January, the Labor Department reported Friday, marking a pick-up in hiring from December, when the economy added 203,000 jobs.






Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell to 8.3%. That is the lowest since February 2009.

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