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Hiring surged again in December as the US added more than 300K jobs

Posted: 8:52 AM, Jan 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-04 13:54:58Z

US businesses added 312,000 jobs in December, well above what economists expected and underlining that the American economy remains strong despite recent market turbulence.

The unemployment rate rose to 3.9% as more people were looking for work. It had been at a 50-year low of 3.7% for three straight months.

Employers added 2.6 million jobs in 2018, compared to 2.2 million in 2017.

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