313,000 Jobs Added In February, Unemployment Steady At 4.1 Percent

Shutterstock/Zoriana Zaitseva

Daily Caller News Foundation logo
Tim Pearce Energy Reporter
Font Size:

The U.S. nonfarm payroll employment increased by 313,000 jobs in February, the 89th straight month jobs have been added on to what is the longest streak of monthly job growth on record.

The number of jobs added exploded passed estimates. Economists predicted job growth in February to come in around 200,000, according to CNN.

The unemployment rate has remained unchanged since December at 4.1 percent, the lowest rate since 2000. Most of the growth took place in the industries of construction, retail trade, professional and business services, manufacturing, financial activities, and mining, according to the Department of Labor.

Average hourly earnings grew 0.1% from January, hitting below economist projections of 0.2% and even lower than January’s 0.3% rise. However, wages are up 2.6% from a year earlier, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Follow Tim Pearce on Twitter

All content created by the Daily Caller News Foundation, an independent and nonpartisan newswire service, is available without charge to any legitimate news publisher that can provide a large audience. All republished articles must include our logo, our reporter’s byline and their DCNF affiliation. For any questions about our guidelines or partnering with us, please contact