The result beat the consensus forecast among economists, which predicted an increase of 180,000. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent for the fourth month in a row. Perhaps the key element of the report was average hourly earnings which continued to rise. Hourly wages rose 0.3 percent from the prior month to $26.74, putting worker pay up 2.9 percent compared to January of last year, the largest 12-month gain since June 2009.
Thanks Obama. Thanks Trump. Thanks everyone working hard to bring up the country regardless of their politics.
Funny how suddenly the labor participation rate is no longer a signal of these numbers being fake now that a R is in office.
congress rips-off most of our money. as the pop increases there will be higher counts in all areas.
plenty of money congress just allows it to be stolen by writing laws that ... DRUG WARS... what else?
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