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155,000 Jobs added in December

Some good economic news, the latest jobs report is out and it looks promising.

The labor department says 155,000 jobs were added last month that's about what economists expected.

Unfortunately it wasn't enough to make a dent in the unemployment rate, which is still at 7.8%.

Analysts say there's still good signs for the economy. Some analysts saw notable signs of optimism.

"182,000 Americans got in the labor force. That means they went out there looking for jobs. That means people are getting more optimistic out in the streets," said Jeff Macke, Yahoo Finance.

Jobs were added in health care, construction, and manufacturing.

Rebuilding efforts from Superstorm Sandy are believed to be a factor in those industry boosts.

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