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US Economy Adds Roughly 292,000 Jobs in December

Friday, January 08, 2016

 

The US economy posted strong employment growth in December, adding 292,000 new jobs. 

The report exceeded expectations and also included revisions to jobs growth in October and November, both of which were increased. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5%. For 2015 as a whole, the US economy created 2.7 million new jobs.

GoLocal teamed up with Graphiq to take a closer look at the increase in employment in the United States.

Data curated by FindTheData
Data curated by FindTheData
 

Related Slideshow: Top 10 Cities For Job Growth

Job growth in Portland is up 2.9 percent, making it the 5th top U.S. for job growth, according to a study by Forbes. See which other cities mat the list. 

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#10

San Diego, CA

Job growth up 2.4%

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#9

Seattle, WA

Job growth up 2.6% (tie with San Francisco) 

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#8

San Francisco, CA

Job growth up 2.6% (tie with Seattle)

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Denver, CO

Job growth up 2.8% (tie with Riverside)

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Riverside, CA

Job growth up 2.8% (tie with Denver)

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Portland, OR

Job growth up 2.9% 

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Miami, FL

Job growth up 3%

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Dallas, TX

Job growth up 3.4%

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Houston, TX

Job growth up 3.5%

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Orlando, FL

Job growth up 3.7%

 
 

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