The unemployment rate in the United States edged up in January to 7.9 per cent, the US Bureau of Labour statistics said Friday, based on its monthly household survey.
A separate survey of employers found that non-farm payrolls grew by 157,000 last month. Growth was reported in the health care, retail, construction and wholesale trade.
That figure was only slightly higher than December's addition of 155,000 jobs, and fell short of the rosier expectation of 165,000 new jobs anticipated in a survey by Bloomberg news agency.
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