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U.S. Adds 216,000 Jobs In December, Beating Expectations

The unemployment rate held at 3.7% while payroll gained from November.

The U.S. economy added 216,000 jobs in December, closing out 2023 strong and beating expectations set by economists, the Labor Department said Friday.

The unemployment rate held at 3.7% while payroll gained from November’s figure of 173,000. Economists had been expecting the unemployment rate to increase to 3.8%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Stephen Michael is a Political Correspondent based in the United States. He has reached a global audience with his coverage of the 2020 Election and Trump White House. Michael joins Forward Axis News after spending time with the Project Spurs Network since 2014 and covering reality TV in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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