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The Big Four Economic Indicators: December Employment

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] This commentary has been updated to include this morning's release of Nonfarm Employment. December's 140K decrease in total nonfarm payrolls had revisions that resulted in 135K more jobs than previously reported. ("Monthly revisions result from additional reports received from businesses and government agencies since the last published estimates and from the recalculation of seasonal factors.") The Investing.com consensus was for 71K jobs gained and the unemployment rate to increase to 6.8%.

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This commentary has been updated to include this morning's release of Nonfarm Employment. December's 140K decrease in total nonfarm payrolls had revisions that resulted in 135K more jobs than previously reported. ("Monthly revisions result from additional reports received from businesses and government agencies since the last published estimates and from the recalculation of seasonal factors.") The Investing.com consensus was for 71K jobs gained and the unemployment rate to increase to 6.8%.

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