Hiring momentum experienced a slight pullback in January, with U.S. employers adding nearly 2.1 million jobs in the year-ending January 2018. That figure grew the nation’s job base 1.4%, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Among U.S. metropolitan areas, eight of the top 10 metros from December returned to the list for January, though in somewhat scrambled order. For the year-ending January 2018, New York retained its #1 spot with 91,000 jobs gained – up from 84,200 one month prior – and Los Angeles jumped three spots to #2. That move pushed Dallas to #3, despite the metro posting a job gain total roughly 2,600 greater than its December mark.
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