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In this May 9, 2018, file photo students and apprentices work in various stages of training to be a line worker at the Duquesne Light Co. training center in Pittsburgh. They are taking part in a partnership training program with the Community College of Allegheny County. On Friday, Sept. 7, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for August. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

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US hiring picked up in August as pay surged most in 9 years

The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years — evidence that employers remain confident despite the administration’s ongoing conflicts with its trading partners.