This NOAA satellite image shows Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Ocean as it hits the U.S. coast on Sept.13, 2018.
This NOAA satellite image shows Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Ocean as it hits the U.S. coast on Sept.13, 2018. - 
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The number of people without jobs in the United States is expected to remain largely unchanged when the Labor Department reports the official unemployment rate Friday. One thing that could affect those numbers: a pair of hurricanes, Florence and Michael, that hit the Eastern Seaboard back to back. 

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