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  2/2/2013, Shevat 22, 5773

157,000 U.S. Jobs Added in January Shows Slow Growth

The US jobs market muddled along in January, with slower job growth and an uptick in unemployment, but underlying momentum was surprisingly stronger, official data showed Friday. Employers added 157,000 jobs, down from December's upwardly revised 196,000, the Labor Department said. The jobless rate rose to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent, hovering at the same level since September, AFP reported.