Employers added 162,000 jobs last month

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Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in July, the fewest since March. But the gains were enough to lower the unemployment rate to a 4 -year low of 7.4 percent.

The Labor Department said Friday that the rate fell from 7.6 percent in June. But that was one of the few good signs in an otherwise lackluster report.

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