The economy added 155,000 jobs in December according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.8 percent. Employment increased in health care, food services and drinking places, construction, and manufacturing.
As has been the recent trend, the biggest increases were in health care, which added 45,000 jobs. Health care employment grew by 338,000 jobs last year.
Food servies and drinking places jobs were up 38,000 in December 2012. Consturction added 30,000 jobs and manufacturing added 25,000 jobs. Take a look: