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

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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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