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National Labor Market Remains Strong

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The United States added 216,000 new jobs in December 2023, according to the monthly report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, unchanged from November. 

The sectors with the largest gains were in government (+52,000), health care services (+38,000), social assistance (+21,000), and construction (+17,000). While unemployment remained unchanged, the job numbers show signs of a healthy economy and labor market. 

The full Bureau of Labor Statistics report can be found here

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