January Jobs Report Beats Expectations

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 225,000 in January, beating economists’ expectations, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday.

Fed Keeps Interest Rates Steady

Yesterday the Federal Reserve Board opted to keep the benchmark Federal Funds rate where it is, ending a recent run of interest rate cuts.

November Hiring Defies Expectations

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by a better-than-expected 266,000 in November, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.