Friday, January 4, 2013
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Employment rose by 40,000 in December, the fourth increase in five months. December's increase was all in full-time work. The unemployment rate declined 0.1 percentage points to 7.1%, the lowest in four years.
The Industrial Product Price Index was down 0.3% in November compared with October, mainly as a result of lower prices for petroleum and coal products. The Raw Materials Price Index fell 1.9%, primarily because of lower prices for mineral fuels, specifically crude oil.
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