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In this May 15, 2018, file photo, Joan Herrera, center, sits and waits as his mother Andrea Batista Garcia, left, and Marlene Gonzales, fill out job applications while attending the Great Northeast 2018 Job Fair at Capriotti's in McAdoo, near Hazleton, Pa. The U.S. government issues the May jobs report on Friday, June 1. (Ellen F. O'Connell/Hazelton Standard-Speaker via AP, File)

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Another month of strong hiring drove the nation's unemployment rate down to 3.8 percent — tantalizingly close to the level last seen in 1969, when Detroit still dominated the auto industry and the Vietnam War was raging.

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer June 3, 2018