The United States added 304,000 new jobs in January, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate climbed slightly from 3.9 percent to 4.0 percent. Here’s what we know Before the jobs report had been announced, economists polled by MarketWatch had predicted that the country would add around 172,000
Drew Angerer/Getty Images by John Carney9 Mar 20180 9 Mar, 20189 Mar, 2018 The U.S. labor market got even hotter in February. The American economy added 313,000 jobs in February and the unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent. Economists had expected 200,000 additions to nonfarm payrolls, with the unemployment rate falling to 4.0 percent.