Jobs Growth Worst in Years

    A job seeker (C) talks to an exhibitor at the Colorado Hospital Association health care career fair in Denver April 9, 2013. Over 700 registered for the event with over 30 health care providers represented. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT HEALTH) - RTXYFE2

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    Despite numerous signs that the U.S. economy was ready to break out, employers hired the fewest workers in nearly three years in December. Non-farm payrolls grew by only 74,000 last month, but the unemployment rate dropped to 6.7 percent, the lowest figure since October 2008. Some of the slowdown in hiring is attributed to the insanely cold weather.

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