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A worker is shown last month at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Warren Stamping Plant in Warren, Mich.
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February 5, 2016 The January jobs report indicated unemployment was at 4.9 percent, the lowest rate since the recession. But the U.S. only added 151,000 jobs, missing economists' expectations of 190,000 new jobs.
A job seeker views a business card during a Giant Job Fair last month in Detroit. During 2015, employers created 2.65 million new jobs.
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January 8, 2016 Figures for October and November were revised upward, with job creation numbers over the past three months at an average of 284,000. Unemployment held steady last month at 5 percent.
A shopper walks past a store with a "Help Wanted" sign last month in New York. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 9-cent rise in the average hourly earning rate for October.
November 6, 2015 The unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5 percent, according to the report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
December 5, 2014 The U.S. economy continued to chug along at a moderate pace last month. The number of unemployed Americans remained at around 9 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
November 7, 2014 The economy added 214,000 jobs in October, less than the 248,000 produced in September, but just enough to continue pushing the unemployment rate down.
June 6, 2014 With today's monthly jobs report meeting predictions, the U.S. has surpassed the number of jobs before 2008. But the recovery has been slow and long, economists say.
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December 6, 2012 Here's what happened to jobs in 12 different sectors during and after the recession. The overall picture is ugly. But a few areas have been adding jobs.
President Obama smiles during a rally Friday at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
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October 5, 2012 The latest jobs report was good news for President Obama and not so much for Mitt Romney, whose campaign has been predicated on the argument that a bad economy requires a change in White House occupancy.
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