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%.