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JUST IN: December Unemployment Unchanged at 7.8%

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New unemployment numbers were released this morning.

The Labor Department says the unemployment rate was unchanged from November to December at 7.8 percent.

Employers added 155,000 jobs in December, which was a steady gain showing hiring held up during the fiscal cliff negotiations.

Thirty-thousand construction jobs alone were added in December, the most in 15 months.

Manufacturing added 25,000 thousand jobs, the most in nine months.