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Jobless rate hits 8.3%, lowest in 3 years

Trend could reshape presidential campaign

US employers added more than 240,000 jobs in January, beating economists’ expectations with the biggest gains in nearly a year and providing more evidence that the recovery may at last be gathering speed.

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