U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls Rise 236,000 in February
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The U.S. work force added 236,000 jobs in February, the Labor Department said Friday.
The unemployment rate fell to 7.7% from 7.9% the previous month.
Payrolls were expected by economists to have risen by 160,000 last month after rising 157,000 in January, according to a Reuters survey. The unemployment rate was forecast to have remained at 7.9%.
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