Economy added 148,000 jobs in December

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The economy added 148,000 jobs in December, the Labor Department reported Friday, down from a 252,000 jobs increase in November.

Average hourly private-sector earnings were up 2.5 percent over the previous year. In November, they were up 2.4 percent. The unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, unchanged from November.


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