New jobs report released Friday


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Updated: 1/04/2013 9:01 am Published: 1/04/2013 8:05 am


WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during tense fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington.

The Labor Department says the unemployment rate stayed at 7.8 percent last month. November's rate was revised higher from an initially reported 7.7 percent.

Robust hiring in manufacturing and construction fueled the gains. Construction added 30,000 jobs, the most in 15 months. That likely reflects additional hiring needed to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy and also solid gains in home building that have contributed to a housing recovery.

Manufacturing gained 25,000, the most in nine months.

Even with the gains, hiring is far from accelerating. Employers added an average of 153,000 jobs a month last year, matching the monthly average in 2011.

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Steve In Tulsa - 1/4/2013 8:45 AM
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Yay, they added 155,000 jobs. They also lost 355,000 jobs. For you who were educated by the government that means that there are 200,000 fewer jobs than there were last month. The downward spiral continues. Yout your totalitarian democrat media will not do the addition for you becaues they know it is easy to get away with lying to idiots.
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