Economy Adds 155K Jobs In December; Unemployment Rises

By Eric Dutkiewicz

January 4, 2013 Updated Jan 4, 2013 at 1:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (www.incnow.tv) - The U.S. economy added 155,000 jobs in December, but the the national unemployment rate still rose to end 2012.

The December jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows unemployment increased by a tenth of a percentage point to 7.8 percent.

Jobs were mostly added in health care, food services, construction and manufacturing.

Now into the new year, economists are watching how the "fiscal cliff" issue will affect the job markets

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