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200,000 new jobs in December, 13 million still unempolyed

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A jobs sign hangs above the entrance to the US Chamber of Commerce building in Washington, DC. KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images

200,000 new jobs were created in December, according to the Labor Department. That means the national unemployment rate ticked down to 8 and 1/2 percent. Good news, but it still leaves more than 13 million Americans unemployed. Heidi Moore, New York bureau chief for Marketplace, has poured through the labor statistics and joins the show with details.

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