U.S. added 148,000 jobs in December; unemployment at 4.1%

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January 5, 2018
December was the 87th consecutive month of U.S. job growth, an unparalleled stretch of good news for workers. The Labor Department said Friday that 148,000 jobs were added, bringing the average over three months to 204,000. The unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, the same as in November. And average hourly earnings grew by 9...

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