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US employers expected to have added 160,00 jobs in December

January 10, 2020

Via: ABC News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. job market appears to be entering 2020 on a solid footing.

Economists expect that Friday’s jobs report will show job gains of 160,000 in December, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.5%, according to the data provider FactSet.

But key in the report will be whether the decade-plus expansion causes average hourly earnings to climb above the 3.1% annual gain seen in November as employers find themselves paying more to attract workers.

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