7 Reasons Today's Employment Report Gives Us Hope For The Job Market

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By Kaitlin Madden


Finally, some great news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly employment report. Not only did unemployment drop to 8.5 percent last month – the lowest it's been since February 2009 – but the economy added about 200,000 jobs in December, close to the monthly growth rate economists say is needed to begin bringing employment back to pre-recession levels.