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.
by John Carney1 Mar 20180 1 Mar, 20181 Mar, 2018 New claims for unemployment benefits fell to their lowest level since 1969 last week. Economists had been expecting 226,000 new jobless claims, a rise over the previous week. Instead, claims unexpectedly fell by 10,000 to 210,000 in the week ending on February 24. The more