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Economists React To December Jobs Report On Twitter

Employers within the private sector added 148,000 new jobs in December, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This brought the total number of jobs added in 2017 to 2.1 million, compared to 2016's gain of 2.2 million. 

Employment in the healthcare sector led the way last month, with employers adding 31,000 jobs in December, followed by 28,000 jobs in construction and 25,000 in manufacturing.

The unemployment rate remained at 4.1%.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Here is how some economists reacted to the news on Twitter.