U.S. adds 148,000 jobs, wages rise in full-employment signs

U.S. PAYROLL ROSE BY 48,000 in December. / BLOOMBERG
U.S. PAYROLL ROSE BY 48,000 in December. / BLOOMBERG
NEW YORK - U.S. job gains slowed by more than forecast in December, wage gains picked up slightly and the unemployment rate held at the lowest level since 2000, adding to signs of a full-employment economy. Payrolls rose by 148,000, compared with the 190,000 median estimate of economists surveyed by Bloomberg, held back by a…

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