U.S. Consumer Spending in December Highest in Four Years, Economy adds 155,000 jobs



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(CNN) - The U.S. economy created 155,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.8%, according to a report from the Labor Department.

Not to be forgotten-

PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans were in a generous mood when it came to spending this past December, as they reported spending an average $83 per day in stores, online, and in restaurants, excluding household bills and a home or car purchase. That is up from $73 in November and the highest monthly figure Gallup has reported since December 2008. It is also the first reading above the $80 mark since the 2008-2009 recession.