January Employment Rose by 517,000 Jobs, Unemployment Steady

Washington, DC, February 3, 2023-Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 517,000 in January, and the unemployment rate changed little at 3.4%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

Jobgrowth was widespread, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and healthcare. Employment also increased in government, partially reflecting the return of workers from a strike.