Some of the unexpectedly large jump in hiring appeared to have been pulled forward from December, which was revised down from 312,000 jobs to 222,000. Still, hiring has accelerated since last summer, a development that has surprised economists because hiring typically slows when unemployment is so low.
The ongoing demand for workers is leading some businesses to offer higher pay to attract and keep staff.
The unemployment rate climbed to 4 percent from 3.9 percent, while the labor force participation rate rose slightly to 63.2 percent.
Osinbajo, others survive helicopter crash
It will be recalled that the Saturday incident was the second time Mr Osinbajo's helicopter would crash-land. For me, sanctity of life goes beyond politics and I pray that God will continue to safeguard his life".
New Zealand beat India by eight wickets in 4th ODI
The Black Caps dropped opening batsman Colin Munro after a string of failures, promoting Henry Nicholls up the order. The fifth and final one-dayer will be played in Wellington on Sunday, followed by three Twenty20 Internationals.
The unemployment rate for veterans of all generations jumped from 3.2 to 3.7 percent. The number of unemployed people also ticked up to 6.5 million, again with the BLS indicating that the shutdown was responsible.
The hundreds of thousands of government workers who were furloughed or working without pay did not have a negative effect on the job market. But the longest shutdown in history, which ended a week ago, pushed up the unemployment rate to a seven-month high of 4.0 percent. Those factors have led many economists to forecast slower growth this year compared with 2018. The continued strong job growth in construction is perplexing given the sector's reported chronic labor shortage, but provides a good sign for the housing sector.
An analyst at the USA investment bank Charles Schwab, Kully Samra, stated: "A tight labour market and healthy wage growth support economic growth, and today's data should buoy consumer spending and could boost the stock market".
Yet even employers whose revenue dropped likely held onto their workers during January. The government itself also spent less. Tourists cut back on visits to national parks, for example, thereby hurting nearby restaurants and hotels. As a result, these workers were included in the survey of employers from which the payrolls number is calculated.
The reports that have been released have been mixed. But consumer confidence fell in January for a third straight month.
North said the rate is almost a ideal number, "not too hot" so as to spark fears of inflation, but "not too cold" to raise concerns about wage stagnation. Over the year, average hourly earnings have increased by a total of 85 cents, or about 3.2 percent. The rate hit a 49-year low of 3.7 percent in September and remained unchanged in October and November.
Washington's trade war with Beijing is the biggest headwind to the economy, which will also have to deal with diminishing fiscal stimulus and weakening growth in China and Europe, as well as the risk of a disorderly departure by Britain from the European Union.
The Patriots will need more of the same in Super Bowl LIII against the Rams, who boast the league's second-ranked offense. But when the Patriots won the coin toss, it put the Chiefs' maligned defense back on the field.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told the Manchester United players who have done him proud that his future rests in their hands. But the Frenchman has been an integral part of the side since Solskjaer replaced the sacked Mourinho in December.
Cardi B says it's going to take time for her to fully be in a place where he marriage to Offset will be like it once was. It turns out that the Migos rapper wore her down as TMZ reports that the married couple is officially back together .
Instead, the worker claimed to be leaving the country to visit family rather than fleeing the United States with the secrets. As a result of the allegations against Chen, he faces upwards of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of up to $250,000.
Sharing a photo of herself as a pre-teen alongside Meghan Markle , McPhee wrote, " Meghan and I did musicals together as kids". WPA Pool via Getty Images Meghan and Harry meet One25 staffers and volunteers.
Mail service won't be restored in MI until February 1, officials said. "Here we are going right into spring-like temperatures". Heavy snow hitting Chicago off the Great Lakes was set to start reducing on Thursday night, the weather service said.
Information made available on the website of this university in particular those related to admissions leaves a lot of questions. The two numbers 202-322-1190 and 202-340-2590 would be manned by senior embassy officials round the clock, officials said.
The theory that breakfast is the most important meal of the day - including for dieters - may not be true, research suggests. Overall amounts of glucose in the blood are also lower just 14 days after adopting a three meal a day eating plan.
In contrast, President Trump has stated that there is "a decent chance" of North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons. The meeting produced a document in which Kim pledged to work toward the "denuclearization of the Korean peninsula".
The Mirror says the Senegal worldwide was the subject of a £21.5m bid from Paris Saint-Germain which was rejected by the Toffees. Everton boss Marco Silva has not given up on Paris St Germain target Idrissa Gueye staying at Goodison Park.
James Argent has told The Sun that his girlfriend Gemma Collins has been struggling since her fall on the show over the weekend . But it seems the GC bruised more than her ego, as she has been forced to use her mum's wheelchair since the accident.
Brady: I´m better now than in first Super Bowl
McVay undertook the offensive play calling duties for the season, leading the Rams to their first NFC west title since 2003. Ted Rath, the Rams' strength and "get back" coach, will miss the Super Bowl as he recovers from a medical procedure.
Rapper Bow Wow arrested in Atlanta for alleged battery
The rapper, whose real name is Shad Moss , was arrested Saturday in Atlanta, Atlanta police told the Associated Press in an email. When they arrived to the scene, Holden told authorities that she had been assaulted by the 31-year-old rapper.
Huawei teases with a foldable phone for MWC
Huawei is preparing to unveil a folding smartphone with 5G capabilities at Mobile World Congress (MWC ) at the end of the month. While it looks cool, the shape of the hinge may augur that it won't fold flat.
Xbox Live Sign In Issues Resolved, Purchasing Problems Persist
For a while this morning, Xbox Support was reporting problems with Xbox Live sign-in and accessing previously purchased content. Obviously, Xbox Live sign-in problems are a pretty big deal, because without access to Xbox Live, there's no online gaming.