Businesses added 215,000 jobs in Dec., survey shows THANKS OBAMA!!
U.S. private-sector employers added 215,000 jobs last month, well above economists' expectations, a report by payrolls processor ADP showed. And planned layoffs dropped for the first time in four months, according to a separate report from consultants Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
Jobless claims bucked the trend by rising in the latest week, but the data was distorted by the holidays.