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US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

In this June 23, 2014 photo, job seekers wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia. The government issues the July jobs report on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery.

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As US job market strengthens, many don’t feel it

In this June 23, 2014 photo, recruiter Christina O, left, with New Western Acquisitions, meets with employment seekers during a job fair in Philadelphia. As the economic recovery enters its sixth year, many Americans don't feel better off. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

WASHINGTON (AP) — For millions of workers, happy days aren’t quite here again.

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Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers

In this photo taken Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Liliana Aranda, owner of Faces  by Liliana, prepares to apply molecular rice mask to Dr. Austin Davis at his chiropractic office in San Francisco. Aranda's four-year-old company gives facials, massages and other spa treatments in homes or offices in the San Francisco area. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway.

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