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U.S. employers added the largest number of workers in nearly three years in November and wages increased, which could bring the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates.Average hourly earnings rose by 9 cents in November, which left them up 2.1 percent from a year ago – still well below the increase of 3 percent or more that economists say would make the Fed comfortable lifting benchmark overnight rates from near zero, where they have been since December 2008 .Many economists expect the Fed to wait until mid-2015 before hiking rates.Most of the measures Fed chair Janet Yellen tracks to gauge the amount of slack in the labor market are seen showing further improvement.A broad measure of joblessness that includes people who want to work but have given up searching and those working part-time because they cannot find full-time employment fell to a fresh six-year low of 11.4 percent from 11.5 percent in October.
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