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Labor Department Report on U.S. Economy: January Unemployment at 4%; 304,000 Jobs Added

February 1, 2019

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 304,000 in January, and the unemployment rate edged up to 4.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in several industries, including leisure and hospitality, construction, health care, and transportation and warehousing.

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