U.S. adds jobs, but jobless rate remains at 7.8%

Posted: January 5, 2013 at 4:22 a.m.

People look for work at a job fair in San Jose, Calif., in July. On Friday the U.S. government revised the unemployment rates for two months in 2012. The rate for November, first reported Dec. 7, was revised up to 7.8 percent from 7.7 percent, and the rate for July was revised down to 8.2 percent from 8.3 percent.

The U.S. economy rounded out a third consecutive year of job gains with another month of employment growth in December, the Labor Department said Friday.

U.S. economy adds 155,000 jobs; unemployment rate stays at 7.8%

U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, it was reported Jan. 4, 2013, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during tense "fiscal cliff" negotiations in Washington. (By The Associated Press)
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