U.S. Adds 156,000 Jobs, Unemployment Edges Up To 4.7 Percent

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The U.S. added 156,000 jobs in December, bringing the annual total to almost 2.2 million, and raising the unemployment rate to 4.7 percent. The report makes 2016 the lowest calendar-year jobs tally since 2011. Wages signaled stronger growth, climbing 2.9 percent in the past year.

Michael Regan (@Reganonymous), senior editor for Bloomberg News, speaks with Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti about the numbers and what they say about President Barack Obama’s legacy on job creation.

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