The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly jobs report today, and numbers fell short of expectations.
Here’s what you need to know.
1. Job creation was a bit lower than expected. The U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in December, slightly trailing economists’ estimates, while the unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.7 percent.
According to Forbes: “The last jobs report of Barack Obama’s presidency was neither a whopping surprise nor a stunning disappointment. The headline number came in softer than expected, but was good enough to mark the 75th consecutive month of job growth.”