TREASURIES-U.S. yields tad higher after durable goods, personal spending data

NEW YORK, Dec 22 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury yields held at slightly higher levels on Friday as data on durable goods orders and personal spending in November supported the view of solid domestic economic growth in the fourth quarter.

At 8:38 a.m. (1338 GMT), the yield on benchmark U.S. 10-year government notes was 2.486 percent, up 0.3 basis points from Thursday's close when it reached a nine-month peak of 2.504 percent, according to Reuters data. (Reporting by Richard Leong Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)