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US job growth weakens, jobless rate slips to 7.3%

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US job growth was tepid in August but the unemployment rate ticked down to 7.3 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday.

The United States added 169,000 jobs last month and the prior two months' job numbers were revised sharply lower.

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