U.S. Economy Adds 156,000 Jobs in December

    The U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in December, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the ADP National Franchise Report, the accommodations sector rose by 2,200 jobs during the same period. Additionally, U.S. wages in December rose at the fastest pace since mid-2009, with average hourly earnings increasing by 2.9 percent year-over-year. This marks the final job report for the Obama administration. During the past eight years, the unemployment rate has dipped from 7.9 percent to 4.7 percent, and the number of payroll jobs is up by 8.4 percent. To read more, click here.

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