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The US lost 140,000 jobs in December. All of those jobs were held by women.

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The US posted a surprise decline in payrolls in December and all of the 140,000 jobs lost were held by women, according to data.

Analysts had expected an uptick in employment in December but instead American businesses shed 140,000 nonfarm payroll. The country’s unemployment rate stayed steady at 6.7%, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly jobs report shows that the economy lost 140,000 net jobs in December, marking the first month of job loss since the economy started adding back jobs in May details ⇒

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