Job Outlook

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The country's job growth is picking up steam.

Employers added nearly 300,000 new jobs last month alone causing the nation's unemployment rate to slip to 5.6 percent.

According to the Labor Department, payrolls have risen for 8 straight months and more than 850,000 new jobs have been created so far this year.

Hiring has gone up across the board, including the leisure and hospitality sector and health care industries.