New jobs numbers are out — and they’re even better than analysts expected

The Department of Labor released its latest jobs numbers Friday, and it beat analysts’ expectations. According to the report, the economy added 200,000 jobs, and unemployment stayed flat at 4.1 percent in January.

Economists predicted the addition of 180,000 jobs.

January marks the 88th straight month of job growth. For 2017, jobs grew at an average of 181,000 per month, though in December, employers added only 148,000 jobs.

(Image source: Department of Labor)What industries showed the...

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