NewsWatch: U.S. adds 225,000 jobs in January as hiring speeds up again – labor market ‘astounding’

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The U.S. created a robust 225,000 new jobs in January to get off to a good start in 2020, reflecting surprising resilience in the labor market despite a contraction in manufacturing and softer economic growth. The unemployment rate edged up to 3.6%. See full story.

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The average interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is now just 3.45%. See full story.

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