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• Friday, January 04th, 2013

The US economy saw 155,000 new jobs created in December 2012, a new report suggests.

According to the report, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a variety of industries were responsible for the creation of the jobs last month. The food and drinks industry saw 38,000 new roles created and 25,000 were added to the manufacturing industry. But the biggest increase was by the health care industry, which added 45,000 jobs during December.

The new figures show that the economy is slowly healing from the effects of the recession that hit in 2007. On average, over 150,000 jobs have been added in the US every month during the past few years.

Last year saw 1.84 million jobs added in total and the figures show a steady increase in employment. The number of people also claiming jobseekers allowance also decreased at the end of 2012.

Although the number of jobs being added is steady it’s thought that the job growth is too slow to make a major impact on unemployment figures.

There are also some areas that have lost jobs – the government sector saw a loss in jobs last month with 13,000 positions being cut.

Despite this news, the unemployment rate has fallen during the past year. In 2011 it was over 8% and now it is currently at 7.8%.

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