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Job Report in US, January 2017 – Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 227,000

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 227,000 in January, and the unemployment
rate was little changed at 4.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported
today. Job gains occurred in retail trade, construction, and financial activities.

Household Survey Data

Both the number of unemployed persons, at 7.6 million, and the unemployment rate, at
4.8 percent, were little changed in January. (See table A-1.)



Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Employment Situation Summary


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