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U.S. payrolls increased a better than expected 216,000 in December, on increase in Government Jobs


the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 216,000 in December, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment continued to trend up in government, health care, social assistance, and construction, while transportation and warehousing lost jobs.

December’s jobs report showed employers added 216,000 jobs for the month while the unemployment rate held at 3.7%. That compared with respective estimates of 170,000 and 3.8%.

The hiring boost came from a gain of 52,000 in government jobs and another 38,000 in health care-related fields such as ambulatory health-care services and hospitals.
Average hourly earnings rose 0.4% on the month and were up 4.1% from a year ago, both higher than the respective estimates for 0.3% and 3.9%.
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6 thoughts on “U.S. payrolls increased a better than expected 216,000 in December, on increase in Government Jobs

  1. Record 1.5 Million Crash In Full-Time Jobs, Multiple Jobholders Soar To Record, Native Born Workers Plunge

  2. Government jobs will destroy our economy! Capitalism is the way to make life better in the country. The democrats are against this. They favor socialism. What country with socialism worked-none! Biden and the liberals keep talking about our democracy (government rules) we live in a constitutional republic (citizens rule) big difference! Remember that.

  3. Increase in govt jobs…..
    Just pumping up the numbers during an election year in a dismal economy.

    But I’m buying it,
    Because I’m

    1. Back up your claim. The jobs report comes out every month. Sometimes it is adjusted the following month but not falsified.

      1. That guy has some serious mental issues if he thinks something as bane and boring as factual economic statistics are a conspiracy against Trump

        1. You are the one with serious mental issues, seeing conspiracies when none were mentioned.

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