Unemployment Falls Below 7 Percent

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the economy added only 74,000 jobs in the month of December.

But despite the weak growth, the unemployment rate dipped below seven percent for the first time since 2008, falling to 6.7 percent.

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