US adds meager 20000 jobs in February to mark smallest increase in 17 months

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economy added just 20 but the unemployment rate fell again and wages rose sharply. The economy added just 20 the government said Friday. Last year unemployment fell to a half century low of 3. An ultra tight labor market is forcing companies to offer better pay and benefits to attract or retain workers. The influx of those job seekers could help extend an economic expansion that is already the second longest on record. Economists refer to this age group as prime age workers. Research suggests that such costs have held back the workforce participation rate of prime age U. women a rate that trails those in most other industrialized countries. The proportion of prime age women in the labor force is now higher than before the recession. KATHERINE Kelly has become a well known face on TV

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