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While the U.S. job market's solid run in 2017 was probably curbed last month by forces most economists couldn't predict, any weakness is likely to be short-lived.The effects of two major hurricanes that inflicted potentially $90 billion in economic losses are expected to show up in September employment figures due Friday.U.S. employers probably added 80,000 workers last month, according to the median estimate of economists – which would be about half of August's gain and a six-month low.Compared with payrolls, there's more agreement among economists that the unemployment rate probably held at 4.4 percent – just above a 16-year low – while wage gains remained tepid by historical standards, up 2.5 percent from a year earlier.Payrolls for Puerto Rico, which was hit by Hurricane Maria last month, don't factor into the main monthly U.S. employment report.
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