Payrolls in U.S. Climbed 155,000 in December; Jobless Rate 7.8%

Payrolls in U.S. Climbed 155,000 in December; Jobless Rate 7.8%

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Payrolls rose by 155,000 workers last month following a revised 161,000 advance in November that was more than initially estimated, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington.