U.S. jobless rate ticks up to 7.9%

Posted: February 2, 2013 at 3:27 a.m.

American employers added 157,000 jobs in January compared with a revised 196,000 jobs the previous month, the Labor Department reported Friday. The unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.9 percent, about where it has been stuck since September.

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Business, Pages 29 on 02/02/2013