January 2012 Current Events: Business News

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here are the key events in business and science news for the month of January 2012.

  • Economy Adds 200,000 Jobs in December; Unemployment falls to 8.5% (Jan. 6): The U.S. economy added 200,000 new jobs in the month of December 2011, while the unemployment fell just slightly, to 8.5% from a revised 8.7% in November. The number of new jobs added in November has also been revised by the Labor Department from 120,000 to 100,000.

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