Nonfarm Payrolls rose by 175,000 vs. a Bloomberg consensus expectation of 150,000.
The employment change for December 2013 was revised up by 9,000 (from +75,000 to +84,000), and the employment change for January 2014 was revised up by 16,000 (from +113,000 to +129,000). The overall effect was a modest two-month upward revision of +25,000.
Beneath the surface, things look worse again. The household survey shows a gain of employment of only 42,000 while unemployment rose by 223,000.
February BLS Jobs Statistics at a Glance
Additional Notes About the Unemployment Rate
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