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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, a "Help Wanted" sign hangs in a store window in New York. U.S. employers added a robust 242,000 workers in February 2016 as retailers, restaurants and health care providers drove another solid month for the resilient American job market. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, a "Help Wanted" sign hangs in a store window in New York. U.S. employers added a robust 242,000 workers in February 2016 as retailers, restaurants and health care providers drove another solid month for the resilient American job market. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

US adds a strong 242,000 jobs; rate holds at low 4.9 pct.

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a robust 242,000 workers in February as retailers, restaurants and health care providers drove another solid month for the resilient American job market. The unemployment rate held steady at a low 4.9 percent. The Labor Department on Friday also revised up its estimates of job growth in December and January by ...