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In this April 24, 2012, file photo, job seeker Alan Shull attends a job fair in Portland, Ore. The Labor Department said Friday, May 4, 2012, that the economy added just 115,000 jobs in April.

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A recipe for more jobs: Stronger economic growth

U.S. job growth slumped in April for a second straight month. It suggested an economy that is growing steadily but still sluggishly, which could further tighten a close presidential race.

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