U.S. Payrolls increase 225,000 in January, Unemployment rate rises slightly

U.S. Payrolls increase 225,000 in January, Unemployment rate rises slightly

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that payrolls increased 225,000 in January on a seasonally adjusted basis. This was stronger than expected by most forecasters and more than the 2019 average of 174,000 a month which had been a slowdown from 2018. The unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.6% from a low of 3.5% in December but this was partly because more people were looking for work.

Skeptic
Skeptic
Michael Rogers
Michael Rogers 2 months

These must be more of the lies in the SOTU speech Nancy tore up. Unless it's true, which would mean...

tenoclock
tenoclock 2 months

Orange Man Good!

Seekster
Seekster 2 months

Still not tired of winning. Want to see the country keep winning.

I Am Grug
I Am Grug 2 months

Yes

I have no idea
I have no idea 2 months

Good work.

bobby_5150
bobby_5150 2 months

But...but...but...

anthony
anthony 2 months

The only negative thing about this report is the lack of wage growth which continues to stagnate even as jobs are added. The economists who were asked about this said they weren't sure why.

NewsvoiceLefty#420
NewsvoiceLefty#420 2 months

Payrolls always increase. How TF is this the headline, unemployment raised slightly. You can laud Trump for the previous unemployment decreases but you must admit it went up here

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