Washington Post: Economy growing too slowly to lift US job market
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is growing too slowly to pull the job market out of a slump, according to the latest data that suggest June has been another weak month for hiring.
Applications for unemployment benefits stayed above a level last week that is generally considered too high to lower the unemployment rate. And the annual growth rate for the U.S. economy in the January-March quarter was unchanged at a tepid 1.9 percent.
Two government reports released Thursday added to the picture of an economy that is faltering for the third straight year after a promising start.
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