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People wait in line to enter a job fair in New York April 18, 2012. (SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS)
People wait in line to enter a job fair in New York April 18, 2012. (SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS)

Slow hiring tempers optimism for robust U.S. recovery Add to ...

Hiring in the United States has slowed to a pace that’s barely fast enough to stay ahead of changes in the working population, dashing hopes the economy was finally on the verge of a robust recovery.

American employers added 115,000 jobs in April, which is roughly the number economists say is necessary to absorb immigrants, graduates and other new entrants into the work force.

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