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In this June 21, 2013 photograph a sign seeking drivers is posted outside the Pearl, Miss., customer service center for Central Transport, a long haul transport trucking company. U.S. employers added a robust 195,000 jobs in June and many more in April and May than previously thought. The job growth raises hopes for a stronger economy in the second half of 2013. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

US economy adds 195K jobs in June; unemployment 7.6 percent

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By Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 195,000 jobs in June and many more in April and May than previously thought. The job growth suggests a stronger economy and makes it more likely the Federal Reserve will slow its bond purchases before year's end.

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