Hiring boomed in January

Posted February 1, 2019 8:35 a.m. EST

— The US economy added 304,000 jobs in January, a surprisingly strong month of hiring as employers continue to bring in new workers.

The unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4%.

January was the 100th straight month of job gains. The government said there was "no discernable impacts" from the government shutdown on the January report.