The lede: U.S. employers have added jobs for a record 10 years, December data showed, pointing to steady economic growth heading into 2020.
The economy added 145,000 jobs last month and unemployment stayed at a 50-year low of 3.5%, capping a 10th straight year of payroll gains and the longest stretch in 80 years of data, the Labor Department said Friday.
Private-sector wages advanced 2.9% from a year earlier, the smallest annual gain since July 2018. Revisions showed payrolls for November and October were revised down by a net 14,000.
Hat tip WSJ.com/Charlie Bilello