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US jobs market shows surprise strength

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The US jobs market muddled along in January, with slower job growth and an uptick in unemployment, but underlying momentum was surprisingly stronger, official data showed Friday. 

People walk outside of the New York Stock Exchange on April 9, 2012 in New York City. The US jobs market muddled along in January, with slower job growth and an uptick in unemployment, but underlying momentum was surprisingly stronger, official data showed Friday.

Employers added 157,000 jobs, down from December's upwardly revised 196,000, the Labor Department said.

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