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Manufacturing & The Economy

Manufacturing Jobs Declined in December

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 145,000 in December, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.5%, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. Notable job gains occurred in retail trade and health care, while mining lost jobs.

Manufacturing employment decreased by 12,000 in December. Employment in the industry rose by 46,000 overall in 2019, after increasing by 264,000 in 2018.

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