Jobs report: Steady hiring continues
February 1st, 2013
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Jobs report: Steady hiring continues

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New York (CNNMoney) - The jobs recovery continued to crawl forward in January, as employers hired 157,000 workers, the Labor Department said Friday.

Job growth at that level is weaker than in December, when employers added 196,000 jobs.

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  1. GuestAgain

    Oblablas policies are crumbling in failure on both domestic and foreign issues. Thanks dumbocrats. Enjoy your handout before the well is dry.

    February 1, 2013 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  2. Loyalright

    Current unemployment higher than 2009 and after four years of OJT still nothing learned.

    February 1, 2013 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  3. Moose

    Ill close gitmo, should of known then. if you voted for this enjoy. its ok if you did the world needs fodder.

    February 1, 2013 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  4. No Party Patriot

    The government is cutting jobs at the cyclic rate, it's the biggest drag if you look at the numbers breakdown. I don't understand why the GOP isn't cheering in the aisles here? Isnt Shrinking the size of the fed what they want?

    February 1, 2013 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  5. a little sad

    November and December jobs figure revised upward, adding another 100K jobs in those two months. November alone added 240+ jobs.

    I guess as soon as the country breathed a sigh of relief that Obama was re-elected and that we did not have to live through 4 years of Romney, the provate sector started a hiring push.

    GoBama!

    February 1, 2013 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  6. a little sad

    November and December jobs figure revised upward, adding another 100K jobs in those two months. November alone added 240K+ jobs.

    I guess as soon as the country breathed a sigh of relief that Obama was re-elected and that we did not have to live through 4 years of Romney, the provate sector started a hiring push.

    GoBama!

    February 1, 2013 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  7. bcrunner

    Good numbers! And, if we had some help from the Republicans, they could be better. Also, this cutting government mantra, look what it did to the GDP in December. Defense spending went down and the GDP went down. The economy needs more stimulus.. NOT less!!

    February 1, 2013 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  8. Borderless

    The thing to take away from this is that unemployment is increasing back to where it was in 2008. Since he was only just inaugurated this month, Obama is right to blame the previous president. Oh, wait. That was him.

    February 1, 2013 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  9. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    So much for romney and ryans and the rest of the gop slobs lies during their failed goofball campaign in 2012 ,losers

    February 1, 2013 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  10. Canuck

    @GuestAgain
    "Oblabla"

    The disrespect afforded President Obama amazes me. Like him or not , this is the President of your country.

    February 1, 2013 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  11. Rick McDaniel

    Right. That's why the unemployment numbers went UP!

    CNN........your lies are really pathetic.

    February 1, 2013 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  12. bcrunner

    Hey, Borderless!! Tell us what the Republicans have done to address unemployment?? This president has presided in how many straight months of adding jobs? I think it's over 3 years now... Not losing 750,000 per month...

    February 1, 2013 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  13. lottie

    if mitt had been president the republicans would have stressed that hiring is on the increase. Good to see steady increase. Obama saved us from a really bad recession . If the republicans would stop all the nonsense with the physical cliff and all their other nonsense the job rate would increase faster, Wall street and the business community don't know what to do when faced with the GOP nut jobs. All are trying to wait them out.

    February 1, 2013 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  14. Just a thought

    @Rick McDaniel,

    You ever heard of "more people joining the work force"? Your vapid comments are astounding. You never cease to amaze

    February 1, 2013 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  15. bcrunner

    Yes, Rick McDaniel! The unemployment numbers went up because more people are encouraged and are trying to find jobs. If that's so bad, how come the DOW is about to cross 14,0000??? Care to explain??

    February 1, 2013 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  16. Jacob

    Two percent growth is a windfall in the Obama economy. What a joke. More people left the workforce again last month so it does not even account for that misery. Unemployment for teenagers and minorities is at historically low levels. This the for worst recovery (loose term) in recorded history due to obscene spending, regulations and Obamacare. The only reason the stock market has done well is the easy money from the Fed. In my business, which of course liberals hate, we finance good deals and pay of the duds. Great for us but we sure don't need to hire anyone. Its become a contract society where everything is outsourced between businesses – accounting, IT, etc. Skirting Obamacare has become a game.

    February 1, 2013 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  17. sifto

    Canuck–you can afford to be magnanimous–your leader,Stephen Harper , is a Conservative ...that is why you are in better shape than the USA...he deserves your respect...

    February 1, 2013 10:49 am at 10:49 am |