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U.S. economy cranks out 175,000 jobs

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WASHINGTON — The economy added 175,000 net new jobs last month, a surprisingly robust figure given the bad winter weather, the Labor Department said today.

Despite the increase — the largest in three months — the unemployment rate ticked up 0.1 percentage points to 6.7 percent after hitting a more than five-year low in January.

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