Morning Minute: U.S. economy adds 156,000 jobs in December

The U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in December and wages increased 2.9 percent compared to last year, according to a report today from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The New York Times reported on the trend in the article, “Tepid Hiring, but Jobs Report Shows Sustained Wage Growth.” and NPR’s coverage can be found at, “U.S. Added 156,000 Jobs In December; Hourly Wages Rose 10 Cents.

Click here to read National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to today’s job news.

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