U.S. unemployment rate rises as new jobs fall
2017-01-06 14:12:05 GMT (Economies.com)
U.S. unemployment rate rises as new jobs fall

U.S. non-farm payrolls rose 145 thousand in December, down from 178K in November, and missing expectations of 175K.
 
The unemployment rate rose to 4.7% from 4.6% in the previous reading, matching expectations, while average hourly earnings jumped 0.4%, compared to November's 0.1% dip, and expectations of a 0.3% rise.
 
Also released today, the trade balance for November registered a deficit of $45.2 billion, up from $42.6B in October, and more than forecasts of $42.2B.

 
 
 
 
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