NewsWatch: U.S. creates 145,000 jobs in December as hiring slows and wage growth softens

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The economy created 145,000 new jobs in the final month of 2019, capping off the ninth straight year in which employment gains have topped the 2 million mark.The unemployment rate stayed at a 50-year low of 3.5%. See full story.

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