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Unemployment rate unchanged, ditto for economic uncertainty
The December jobs report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the economy remained in low gear, with private employers continuing to add jobs just slightly faster than the number of new workers seeking them. That's about the same as it has been since the summer of 2012. In fact, the total number of jobs created last year -- 1.84 million -- was the same as in 2011.
By Jon Healey
January 4, 2013