Jobs Report: 304,000 Jobs Added To U.S. Workforce In January

The United States added 304,000 jobs to the American workforce in the month of January, surpassing the expectations of economic experts.

The Labor Department released the jobs report Friday, establishing January as the 100th consecutive month of job growth across the nation.

The report also said unemployment increased slightly to 4% citing the government shutdown for the spike.

The average monthly growth spike was measured at 223,000 jobs.

There were 13,000 jobs added to the manufacturing sector alone last month.

Average hourly earnings were measured at 3.2% in 2018 and remained steady in January.

Analysts suggest the economic boom continues despite the partial government shutdown, which took place for over a month beginning in December.

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