06 Jan 2012
U.S. employers stepped up their hiring last month. Employers added 200,000 jobs in December – up from 100,000 jobs the previous month, the U.S. Labor Department reported Friday. The number was better than analysts had expected.
Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell from 8.7 percent in November to 8.5 percent in December.
The public sector, which bled jobs mos