Friday, January 07, 2011

EconomicsUSA: non-govt employers: December hirings rise to 297,000; hi-est of decade

US posts record hiring for December, ADP says
Private employers in the U.S. added 297,000 workers in December, marking the sharpest monthly increase in hiring in a decade, according to payroll-service company Automatic Data Processing. Small and midsize service companies made the biggest contribution. The Christian Science Monitor/Paper Economy blog (1/5) Reuters (1/5) Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) (1/5)

-- from AGC SmartBrief [Jan6,2k10].

December payrolls rise, but construction sector loses again
U.S. payrolls rose by 103,000 jobs in December, according to the Labor Department. This was below expectations, but the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since May 2009. Job losses continued to hit the construction industry particularly hard; the sector shed another 16,000 jobs last month. Bloomberg (1/7) MarketWatch (1/7) 

-- from AGC SmartBrief [Jan7,2k10].

-- posted by EconoMix

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