US labor sector growth slows in December
US jobs data showed that the labor sector growth slowed more than expected in December.
Non-Farm Payrolls increased by 145K in December, falling below 164K consensus and downward-revised previous month figure at 256K.
Average hourly earnings results also disappointed on 0.1% rise, compared 0.3% forecast / previous month’s upside revised figure.
US unemployment remained steady at 3.5% in December, holding 50-year low at 3.5%.