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Economic Report: Coming up: U.S. jobs report for July

The U.S. is forecast to add 258,000 new jobs in July, according to economists polled by The Wall Street Journal. The unemployment rate is expected to stay at 3.6%. Wages are forecast to rise 0.3% and put the increase over the past 12 months at 4.9% vs. 5.1% in June. 

The report will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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