TABLE-U.S. Dec nonfarm payrolls rose by 155,000

Fri Jan 4, 2013 8:30am EST

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Jan 4 (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Department seasonally adjusted jobs data. In 1,000s, Change Dec Nov (Prev) Oct (Prev)

in Nonfarm Payrolls 155 161 146 137 138

Jobless Rate (Pct) 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.9 7.9

Earnings, Hours of All Private, Non-Farm workers:

Dec Nov (Prev) Oct (Prev)

Avg Weekly Hours 34.5 34.4 34.4 34.3 34.4

Manufacturing Hours 40.7 40.6 40.6 40.5 40.5

Overtime Hours 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2

Earnings/Hour (dlrs) 23.73 23.66 23.63 23.59 23.59

Pct change 0.3 0.3

Earnings, Hours of Private, Non-Farm Production workers:

Dec Nov (Prev) Oct (Prev)

Avg Weekly Hours 33.8 33.7 33.7 33.6 33.6

Earnings/Hour (dlrs) 19.92 19.86 19.84 19.82 19.81

Pct change 0.3 0.2

Non-Farm Month-On-Month Payroll Changes by Industry (1,000s):

Dec Nov (Prev) Oct (Prev)

Total Private 168 171 147 203 189

Goods-Producing 59 -1 -22 26 18

Construction 30 -10 -20 25 15

Manufacturing 25 5 -7 7 10

Service-Providing 109 172 169 177 171

Wholesale Trade -0.1 10.5 13.1 3.6 8.0

Retail -11.3 62.8 52.6 43.8 50.9

Transp/warehousing -0.6 5.8 3.5 7.4 9.2

Information -9 13 12 -5 -5

Financial activities 9 0 1 8 5

Professional/business 19 32 43 58 55

Temporary help svs -0.6 7.8 18.0 14.0 13.9

Leisure/hospitality 31 29 23 26 20

Government -13 -10 -1 -66 -51

Aggregate Weekly Hours Indexes, Seasonally Adj. (2007=100)

Dec Nov Oct

Total Private (pct change) 0.4 0.4

Manufacturing (pct change) 0.5 0.3

Total Private (index) 96.9 96.5 96.1

Manufacturing (index) 87.8 87.4 87.1

Note--The indexes show total aggregate hours of production or nonsupervisory workers on private nonfarm payrolls by industry. HOUSEHOLD SURVEY-Civilian Employment, Seasonally Adj. (Monthly change in 1,000s):

Dec Nov Oct Workforce 192 -257 520 Employed 28 -51 354 Unemployed 164 -206 166

Dec Nov Oct

U-6 Jobless Rate (pct) 14.4 14.4 14.5

Jobless duration

27 weeks or more (1,000s) 4,766 4,784 5,017

FORECASTS:

Reuters survey of U.S. economists forecast for Dec:

Nonfarm payrolls +150,000

Private payrolls: +148,000

Factory payrolls: unchanged

Jobless rate: 7.7 pct

Average hourly earnings: +0.2 pct

Average workweek: 34.4 hours

HISTORICAL COMPARISONS/NOTES:

N/A-not available

The U-6 jobless rate measures total unemployment, plus all personnel marginally attached to labor force and total employed part time for economic reasons as a percent of civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached.

The nonfarm payroll data is based on a survey of employers and the jobless rate is based on a survey of households.

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