U.S. payrolls rise 312K, wages accelerate in jobs blowout

U.S. PAYROLLS increased by 312,000 in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES
U.S. PAYROLLS increased by 312,000 in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES
NEW YORK - United States employers added the most workers in 10 months as wage gains accelerated and labor-force participation jumped, reflecting a robust job market that nevertheless faces mounting risks in 2019. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 312,000 in December, easily topping all forecasts, after an upwardly revised 176,000 gain the prior month, a Labor…

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