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US economy added 252,000 jobs in December

  • The good news surrounding the US economy continues, with 252,000 jobs being added in December and the country's unemployment rate falling to 5.6%, official data show.

    The number of those unemployed in the US has dropped by 383,000.

    Overall, the average job growth for 2014 was 246,000 per month, a considerable increase from the previous year’s figure of 194,000.

    President Barack Obama said on Thursday that 2014 was the “strongest year for job growth” since the nineties.

     

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