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Jobless Rate Dips, But Job Growth Slow

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Jobless Rate Dips, But Job Growth Slow

Jobless Rate Dips, But Job Growth Slow

Jobless Rate Dips, But Job Growth Slow

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The U.S. unemployment rate falls to 5.7 percent in December. But the Labor Department's monthly report says employers added just 1,000 new jobs, far below what had been expected. Jobless numbers improved mainly because of the number of people who stopped actively looking for work. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.