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312,000 Jobs Added in December, Unemployment Rate rises to 3.9 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 312,000 in December, an increase from last month’s upwardly revised reading of 176,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate rose from 3.7 percent to 3.9 percent. Private service-providing industries gained 227,000 jobs, led by education and health services, which added 82,000 jobs. Goods-producing employment rose by 74,000 jobs during ...

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ADP: 271,000 Jobs Added in December

The non-farm private sector added 271,000 jobs in December, according to the ADP National Employment Report. This followed a 179,000 job increase in November. Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees gained 89,000 jobs. Medium-sized businesses with 50-499 employees created 129,000, while large businesses added 54,000 jobs. “We wrapped up 2018 with another month of significant growth in the labor ...

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