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Survey: U.S. businesses added 183,000 jobs in February

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Posted at 9:40 AM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 09:40:09-05

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. businesses added 183,000 jobs last month, a solid gain that shows the economy was largely healthy when the coronavirus outbreak spread further around the globe.

Large companies added roughly two-thirds of the jobs, while hiring among smaller firms was relatively weak.

Manufacturing and mining firms shed jobs, while hiring in health care and hotels and restaurants was strong.