New jobs report: 145,000 jobs added to the economy

The government’s monthly jobs report released Friday once again shows healthy growth in the economy, with 145,000 jobs added in December. 

Another huge stat shows the unemployment rate at a record low 3.5%. 

According to the Washington Examiner, “Gains in industries such as restaurants and hotels, which added 40,000 jobs, healthcare, which added 28,000 jobs, and retail, which added 41,000 jobs, offset slight declines in mining and manufacturing.”

The report shows that for the first time since 2010, women make up 50% of jobholders in the U.S., a huge feat for the economy.

Over the past year, people who did not have a job went plummeted from 6.3 million to 5.8 million, and the number of people who wanted a job but didn’t think they could get one declined by 98,000.

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