U.S. job creation steady, unemployment rate up

Feb 01, 2013, 8:56 AM EST
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The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in January, slightly below forecasts but in line with the trend of recent months, and the number of new jobs at the end of 2012 was revised up significantly. The unemployment rate increased to 7.9% from 7.8%. The numbers point to a steady but slow continuation of growth in the U.S. economy.

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