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Where The Jobs Were In January: Who's Hiring And Who Isn't

January was expected to be a far stronger month for payrolls than December with adverse weather conditions gone, and that's precisely what the BLS unveiled as employers added 200,000 jobs in January, while more importantly the average hourly earnings for workers rose 2.9% from a year earlier, to $26.74 from $25.99, even if this was largely the result of a sharp drop in hours worked.
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