*Nonfarm payrolls forecast rising 150,000 in February. WASHINGTON, March 4- U.S. job growth likely picked up enough in February to encourage the Federal Reserve to continue to scale back its monetary stimulus, although the gain is likely to be tepid given the unrelentingly harsh winter weather.
*Nonfarm payrolls forecast rising 196,000 in December. WASHINGTON, Jan 10- U.S. employment likely increased solidly in December in the latest sign of strengthening fundamentals that look set to put the economy on a faster growth path this year.
*Nonfarm employment expected to rise 180,000 in Sept. WASHINGTON, Oct 22- U.S. job growth likely picked up a bit in September, suggesting the economy enjoyed rising momentum before an acrimonious budget fight in Washington took some of the wind out of its sails.
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