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New England adding jobs, but slowly

Slow job growth continues across New England, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday, with the manufacturing and retail sectors reporting gains in sales or revenue, consulting and advertising firms “generally upbeat,” and demand for residential real estate increasing.

The report, known as the Beige Book, is issued eight times a year and uses anecdotal information from interviews with businesses to analyze the economic climate in the Federal Reserve’s 12 districts.

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