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Job Growth Trend Isn't Pretty

A slow economic environment and industry-specific factors are driving private employment growth lower year over year.

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The employment report was a disappointment to some, with private-sector employment growth of just 144,000 versus expectations of 175,000. This compares with a revised 198,000 jobs added in November and a whopping 259,000 last December.

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