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Nonfarm Payrolls rose 199K
in December (DE 525K, Consensus 450K)
following a revised 249K gain in November (originally 210K). The Unemployment Rate
dropped to 3.9% (DE 4.0%, Consensus 4.1%) from 4.2%.
The Labor Force Participation Rate stayed at the prior month’s revised figure of 61.9% (originally 61.8%) with a 168K increase in the Labor Force. The Employment-Population Ratio rose to 59.5% from 59.3%.