U.S. Payrolls Increase; Jobless Rate Rises to 7.9%

Feb. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Hiring increased in January after accelerating more than previously estimated at the end 2012. Payrolls rose 157,000 following a revised 196,000 advance in the prior month and a 247,000 surge in November, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. The jobless rate increased to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent. Peter Cook and Michael McKee report on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)
Weather, `Seasonal Noise' May Affect Jobs Report: Brown
20:05 - March 5 -- Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James & Associates, talks about the outlook for the U.S. labor market and economy. He speaks with Betty Liu on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." Jeremy Siegel of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School also speaks.
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