Much better than expected: Payroll employment rises 243,000 in January; unemployment rate decreases to 8.3%

This is much better than expected. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 243,000 in January, and the unemployment rate decreased to 8.3 percent. Job growth was widespread, with large gains in professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and manufacturing.

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