January 5, 2018
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, file photo, job candidates are processed during a job fair at the Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J. On Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, the U.S. government issues the December jobs report. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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U.S. employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a modest gain but still enough to suggest that the economy entered the new year with solid momentum.