January employment situation report released

January employment situation report released

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its report on the employment situation for January on Friday morning.

According to that report, 151,000 non–farm payroll jobs were added in the U.S. last month. 37,000 jobs were added in the healthcare industry, while 7,000 jobs were lost in the mining industry nationwide. Since reaching a peak in September of 2014, the report indicates that mining employment has dropped by 17 percent.

The national seasonally adjusted unemployment rate reached 4.9 percent — the lowest it has been since February of 2008. Click here to view more information on the report.