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Fri., 9:18am: US economy adds 155K jobs, rate stays at 7.8 pct.

January 4, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during tense fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington.

The solid job growth wasn't enough to push down the unemployment rate, which stayed 7.8 percent last month, according to the Labor Department's report today. November's rate was revised higher from an initially reported 7.7 percent.



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