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Economy added 200,000 jobs in January

Wage growth picked up significantly
Posted at 1:59 PM, Feb 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-02 16:59:52-05

There was some good news for the economy on Friday, as 200,000 jobs were added in the U.S. last month.

The unemployment rate stayed at 4.1 percent, the lowest it's been in 17 years. 

Wages were also up almost 3 percent compared with a year ago. 

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