U.S. Payrolls Gain 235,000 in Trump's First Full MonthBy and
U.S. employers added 235,000 workers in February, more than expected, following a 238,000 gain in January that was larger than previously estimated, Labor Department data showed Friday. It’s the first report showing a full month under the Trump administration. The jobless rate fell to 4.7 percent and wages grew 2.8 percent from a year earlier. The participation rate, which shows the share of working-age people in the labor force, increased to 63 percent, the highest since last March.