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U.S. job growth likely slowed; minimal hit seen from government shutdown

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By Lucia MutikaniWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth likely slowed in January after December's weather-related outsized surge, but the pace of hiring probably remains fast enough to support the economy amid a darkening outlook resulting from government policy and cooling global economies.The Labor Department will publish its closely watched monthly employment report on Friday, two days after the Federal Reserve signaled its three-year interest rate hike campaign might be ending because of rising headwinds to the economy. It also comes at the end of the first week back at work for hundreds ...

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First Published: Fri, February 01 2019. 10:52 IST
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