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US Jobs Report Shock Suggests Dawn of a Long-Forecast Slowdown

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The U.S. labor market may not be as weak as February’s payrolls number suggested, but the report provides a reality check that a long-forecast slowdown is arriving. Employers added 20,000 jobs during the month, the fewest since September 2017, missing all economist estimates and bucking a recent trend of strong February readings. Analysts said the…

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