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Manufacturing & The Economy

U.S. Added 225,000 Jobs in January

Payrolls rose by 225,000 in January and the unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.6%, thanks to an increase in workforce participation, the U.S. Department of Labor reports. Notable job gains occurred in construction, in health care, and in transportation and warehousing.

Manufacturing employment was down 12,000 in January and has shown little movement, on net, over the past 12 months.

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