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U.S. Job Gains Seen Strengthening After Two Disappointing Months

  • June payrolls projected to increase by more than 700,000
  • Labor force participation depressed; job openings at a record
A job seeker reads paperwork during a Job News USA career fair in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 23.

A job seeker reads paperwork during a Job News USA career fair in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 23.

Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

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The government’s upcoming June jobs report will signal whether U.S. employers had greater success filling a record number of vacancies after two disappointing months of hiring.