German government bonds stayed lower after a report showed U.S. employers added workers in December at about the same pace as the prior month.
German 10-year yields rose seven basis points to 1.55 percent at 1:34 p.m. London time.
Payrolls rose by 155,000 workers last month following a revised 161,000 advance in November that was more than initially estimated, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington.
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