Five takeaways from the strong U.S. jobs report

January 8, 2016 9:13 PM

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Despite a slowing global economy, the U.S. jobs market showed surprising strength last month.

The nation added 292,000 net new jobs, the Labor Department said Friday, exceeding analyst expectations. The unemployment rate held steady at 5%, the lowest level since early 2008.

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