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Susan Stacy moves a tube to sort recycled plastic bottle chips being processed at the Repreve Bottle Processing Center, part of the Unifi textile company in Yadkinville, N.C., Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. America has lost more than 7 million factory jobs since manufacturing employment peaked in 1979. Yet American factory production, minus raw materials and some other costs, more than doubled over the same span to $1.91 trillion last year, according to the Commerce Department, which uses 2009 dollars to adjust for inflation. That’s a notch below the record set on the eve of the Great Recession in 2007. And it makes U.S. manufacturers No. 2 in the world behind China. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

US employers added 227,000 jobs in first report under Trump

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Employers added 227,000 new jobs to the U.S. economy in January, the Labor Department reported Friday.

The monthly job gain is the best since September 2016 and it beat last year's average monthly gain of 187,000 jobs which showed that President Donald Trump inherited a strong job market. 

The unemployment rate is now at 4.8 percent up slightly from 4.7 percent in December. The uptick due to the fact that although more Americans started looking for work, not all them found jobs immediately. 

The amount of adults looking for work or working are at it's highest level since September.

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