U. S. job growth slowed more than expected in December amid a decline in retail employment, but a pick-up in monthly wage gains pointed to labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in March.

S U. S. job growth
V [slowed] 低下

(more than) [expected]
[in] December
[amid] a decline
→どんな[in] retail employment

S a pick-up →どんな[in] monthly wage 賃金
V [gains] 増加
O [pointed]
[to] (labor market) strength
V [could pave]
O the way
S [for] the Federal Reserve 連邦準備理事会
V [to] increase 引き上げる
O interest rates 金利
[in] March.