US added 304K jobs in January, unemployment increases to 4 percent

The U.S. economy added 304,000 jobs in January even as overall unemployment ticked higher, driven in part by the weeks-long partial U.S. government shutdown.
1:37 | 02/01/19

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Jobs numbers came out. And we and it 300 or thousand jobs which is a shocker people. It wasn't shocked me he's doing really well the strongest. Anywhere in the world by far. And with the strongest nation in the world. So that was really but those numbers were very area and Preston. Labor force participation rose 62. And rose 68. Number. Hourly earnings rose. More people working in earnings rose as the numbers that you used you very much. So we're very honored but very importantly we added 304000. Jobs. Estimated to of 15170. Editor to be 304000. So that took me they numbered. Companies are reporting extremely well numbers. Earnings have been great. And I think we are headed and very very powerful direction. Other countries are not doing well actually that's probably in many ways that's one of the headwinds that we have because other countries. In other areas are not doing well. And we're doing fantastic wells oh. We'll take that every single time. But would like to see others do better China's having a very tough time. As you know Europe the EU is having a pretty tough time. So. I guess it makes our numbers look even. More important makes it look even better.

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