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US jobs machine revs up, cutting unemployment to 6.1%

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The US jobless rate fell to 6.1 percent in June as the economy pumped out a much better-than-expected 288,000 net new jobs, the Labor Department said Thursday. 

Job seekers check out opportunities at a job fair in Chicago, Illinois on June 12, 2014

With new jobs figures for the two prior months revised upward by 29,000 extra jobs, the data provided a picture of a solidly growing economy.

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