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US employers added 252,000 jobs in December, according to Friday’s payroll report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, capping off the best year of job growth since 1999.

With January being the only month of 2014 with job gains below 200,000, the unemployment rate for job seekers is now down to 5.6%

The jobs added in December included 52,000 in business services, 48,000 in construction, 34,000 in health care and 17,000 in manufacturing.

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