The Economy Adds 156,000 Jobs in December, and Unemployment Little Changed at 4.7%

January 6, 2017 Monika Greenhow

The U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in December and unemployment was little changed at 4.7%, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This continues the recovery of the labor market at a tempered rate, which means the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee should continue to let the economy grow at this rate and not raise interest rates.

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