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Few New Jobs Added in December

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Few New Jobs Added in December

Few New Jobs Added in December

Few New Jobs Added in December

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The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in December, but employers added only 1,000 new jobs — far fewer than analysts had expected. The Labor Department attributes the drop in the jobless rate to fewer people looking for work. Hear NPR's Jim Zarroli.