Economy | Business

155,000 Jobs Added In December, Jobless Rate At 7.8 Percent

NPR | Jan. 4, 2013 9 a.m.

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Mark Memmott

There were 155,000 jobs added to public and private payrolls in December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning.

That’s right in line with economists’ expectations and is another sign of steady, though modest, growth in employment.

Meanwhile, the nation’s unemployment rate held steady at 7.8 percent in December — BLS revised the November jobless rate, which it first estimated was 7.7 percent, to 7.8 percent.

We’ll have more on the report and reactions to it as the morning continues, so be sure to hit your “refresh” button to see our latest updates.

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