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Consumer: Jobs Report

Hiring remains slow as pandemic continues

According to today's consumer report, "the Department of Labor says the U.S economy added 49,000 jobs in Jan. A turnaround from last month's drop of 227,000 jobs."
The unemployment rate fell from 6.7 to 6.3%.

CBS News Business Analyst, Jill Schlesinger, says economists predict to see growth in the second half of the year.

Those unemployed are feeling scared of not getting a source of income and hope for President Biden's stimulus plan to come into effect soon.

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