U.S. Jobs Growth Surged by 467,000 in January as Economy Weathered Omicron – The Wall Street Journal

Employers hired workers at a swift pace in January after bulking up more than previously reported at the end of last year, reflecting an economy that is growing solidly in the face of the Omicron wave of Covid-19 and staffing shortages.

The U.S. economy added 467,000 jobs in January, the Labor Department said Friday. Job growth was about 700,000 higher in November and December combined than previously reported. Overall, the robust job gains this winter signal that hiring demand continued to be high as Delta and Omicron cases surged.

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