Data and reporting from the United States. Photo by: Lukas /
Data and reporting from the United States. Photo by: Lukas /

The Unemployment Rate Stays Constant at 4.1 Percent on a National Average

The numbers are in for December 2017 regarding job growth. During the month of December the United States added 148,000 jobs.

Wages did see a national average increase, and the unemployment rate stayed the same at 4.1 percent.


A total of 2.06 million jobs were added for all of 2017, with 148,000 new jobs created in December.

Browse over the jobs report Twitter feed to see both sides of the jobs debate. We have paired different points of view to this article to remain unbiased about the subject.

Economists were disappointed by the numbers, but Americans did see additional jobs and higher wages in the month of December.

Look over the two videos on YouTube below. We share insight from CNN and Fox Business.

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.