Good news for the country, good news for the Democrats, bad news for the Republicans. What do you think? Is the rise temporary? Does it even matter politically? What is causing it?The US economy created 243,000 jobs in December, marking the seventh month in a row of gains, official figures show.
The rise was much more than expected. Analysts had forecast an increase of about 150,000 jobs.
The unemployment rate dropped to 8.3%, which was the lowest rate in nearly three years, down from a revised 8.5% in December.
Employers have added an average of 201,000 jobs per month in the past three months.
BBC News - US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January