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U.S. government shutdown may depress January job growth

Firstpost Saturday, 12 January 2019
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A partial shutdown of the U.S. government could slash job growth by as much as 500,000 in January and lift the unemployment rate above 4.0 percent unless the impasse in Washington is resolved before next Friday, economists warned.
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