January jobs report: Hiring ramps up, unemployment falls |CNN Money Feb. 3, 2012

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Employers added 243,000 jobs in January, up from 203,000 in December. All gains were in the private sector as government employment is still falling. The unemployment rate fell to 8.3%, the lowest since February 2009. Expected performance in January was 130,000 additional jobs and an unemployment rate of 8.6%. Economists are excited by the news but caution that there is still a long way to go. The economy still needs to add 5.6 million jobs to return to 2008 levels.

http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/03/news/economy/jobs_report_unemployment/

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