Monday, January 07, 2013

UNEMPLOYMENT UP TO 7.8% DEBT HITS $16,432,706,000,000.00

US economy adds 155K jobs, rate stays at 7.8 pct.

US economy adds 155,000 jobs in December, unemployment rate stays at 7.8 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff.

The solid job growth wasn't enough to push down the unemployment rate, which remained 7.8 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The rate for November was revised up from an initially reported 7.7 percent.

The government also said hiring was stronger in the previous month than first thought. November's job gains were revised up 15,000 to 161,000, while October was nearly unchanged at 137,000.

Stock futures inched higher after the report was released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time.

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Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.
Total public debt subject to limit Jan. 3 16,392,475
Statutory debt limit 16,394,000
Total public debt outstanding Jan. 3 16,431,219
Operating balance Jan. 3 62,789
Interest fiscal year 2013 through November 47,959
Interest same period 2012 44,001
Deficit fiscal year 2013 through November 292,107
Deficit same period 2012 235,769
Receipts fiscal year 2013 through November 346,045
Receipts same period 2012 315,474
Outlays fiscal year 2013 through November 638,152
Outlays same period 2012 551,243
Gold assets in December 11,041

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