Friday, 2 February 2018

US jobs and wages rise in January



The US labour market barrelled forward in January, as employers added more jobs than expected and wage growth was its strongest in more than eight years.

 
US payrolls expanded by 200,000 last month, driven by hiring in construction, food services and health care, the US Labor Department said.


The average hourly wage for private sector workers crept up 2.9% compared to January 2017.


The unemployment rate held steady at 4.1%.






BBC      News.