Economy Watch Weekly: New Year Kicks Off With Strong Job Growth

Job creation in January came in better than expected, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics latest jobs report. Economy Editor Dees Stribling delves into the numbers, for the week ending Feb. 2, 2018.

CPERadioTotal payroll employment increased by 200,000 jobs in January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is an improvement from December’s job growth but is not as strong as November’s. Several sectors impacting the real estate industry saw employment increases, including construction, health care and manufacturing. Economy Editor Dees Stribling has the full January jobs report, for the week ending Feb. 2, 2018.