Jobs Report Shows 155,000 Jobs Added in December

Bianna Golodryga on the latest employment news and America's economy.
2:45 | 01/04/13

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Now we turn to positive signs today that the battered u.S. Economy has entered a new year. In this first week of 2013, the dow closed the day up nearly 500 points, thanks in part to the new jobs report and 155,000 jobs were added last month. Unemployment steady at 7.8%. Where do we stand tonight. I am feeling better. Most of the experts and economists I am speaking with are feeling better. Tloods a sense momentum is on our side. With wall street capping off its first week of the new year with a bang, closing at a five-year high. And with the new today that despite all the worry over washington and looming tax increases, december saw hiring. This year is off and running. Last month's hiring was strong in health care and construction. Digging into those numbers, we can now see some clear lines as to where the hot jobs of 2013 will be. Topping the list -- home health care services, up 9% since 2010. 25-year-old tiffany fields started working as a home aide in april. In this economy, she never dreamt she'd find a job so quickly. I graduated and got a job. Started making money. Happy about that. Reporter: Also nurse practitioners will be in high demand as more americans gain health care coverage with the new federal health care law phasing in. So where are the hot spots geographically? Detroit for one. Yes, detroit. Anyone looking for a job making cars, the motor city is the town for you. With superstorm sandy wrecking hundreds of thousands of cars, and auto sales at a five-year high, 2013 is expected to see an even bigger uptick in car buying. In the northeast, sandy also boosted home construction jobs. But there's also growing need in california and arizona, for contractors, master carpenters, and plumbers and electricians. All in places where homeowners are willing to spend mono their homes. A lot of that's driven by the energy sector and technology sector. We're expecting to see that continued growth in the years to come. You don't have to wait for the monthly jobs report to gauge the economy. Two signs to look out to see the economy is really recovering, new restaurants opening up. Consumers feeling more comfortable going out and spending more money. Look for an increase in the housing market and home prices rising as well. You'll see it in restaurants and home prices. Thanks so much. Now, we move from the health

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