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US unemployment rate holds steady in December at 7.8%

4 January 2013 Last updated at 23:10 GMT

The US economy added a further 155,000 jobs in December, while the unemployment rate held steady at 7.8%, official figures show.

The jobs came mainly in the healthcare, manufacturing, construction and food services sectors, the Labor Department said.

The BBC's Michelle Fleury reports from one US store with a queue of applicants.