U.S. economy added 353,000 jobs in January, much better than expected

February 02, 2024

Job growth was widespread on the month, led by professional and business services with 74,000. "This just reaffirms that the jobs market is entering 2024 on solid ground," said Daniel Zhao, lead economist at Glassdoor. "The fact that job growth was so widespread across industries is a healthy sign. While it is great to see those sectors drive job gains, there was no guarantee that would be enough to support a health labor market." The report also indicated that December's job gains were much better than originally reported.