225,000 more nonfarm payrolls jobs last month in U.S.Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 7, 2020
U.S. job growth accelerated in January, with unseasonably mild temperatures boosting hiring in weather sensitive sectors.
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The biggest downgrade to payrolls over a 12 month period since 2009 took some of the shine from the employment report, which also showed a pickup in wage gains.
Nonfarm payrolls increased by 225,000 jobs last month, with employment at construction sites increasing by the most in a year amid milder-than-normal temperatures, the government’s survey of establishments showed.
There were also strong gains in hiring in the transportation and warehousing industry. ■