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Americans see improved job market but a still-vulnerable economy
Americans see improved job market but a still-vulnerable economy

Public sentiment about the economy is finally catching up with the reality of a job market that has been strongly improving, but Americans remain considerably more doubtful about household incomes and the overall security of the economy. The public's latest views on the economy came in a report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. The improvement in jobs will probably be confirmed Friday when the Labor Department releases its monthly employment figures. They are expected to show another healthy increase in new jobs. There were mixed signals on the labor market Thursday ahead of the report. Initial claims for jobless benefits jumped last week to a nine-month high...

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