U.S. Payrolls Climb 228,000, Jobless Rate Holds Steady: Chart

The U.S. economy added 228,000 jobs in November, more than forecast, highlighting a tightening labor market as the expansion matures. The jobless rate held steady near an almost 17-year low of 4.1 percent, while wage gains continued to disappoint, Labor Department figures showed Friday. The data help support investor expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week.

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