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  • ** FILE ** In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, recruiter Valera Kulow, left, speaks with job seeker Monic Spencer during a career fair in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    Strong job growth sends U.S. unemployment rate to 6.3 percent

    The nation's unemployment rate plummeted to 6.3 percent last month, the lowest level in 5½ years, as the number of new jobs soared to 288,000, the Labor Department reported Friday.

  • ** FILE ** In this photo taken Thursday, May 9, 2013, Jennifer Wilhoit of U.S. Express, left, talks with Devin Washington while others wait in line as 63 companies participate in a job fair at the Brainerd Crossroads in Chattanooga, Tenn. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press, John Rawlston)

    U.S. growth accelerates despite spending cuts

    The U.S. economy has grown significantly faster than previously thought during President Obama's years in office, clocking in at a healthy 2.4 percent pace on average between 2009 and 2012, under sweeping revisions of the gross domestic product report published Wednesday by the Commerce Department.

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