Hiring in U.S. Hasn't Been This Broad-Based Since 2015: Chart

A Deep Dive Into the February U.S. Jobs Report

Companies in February added the most workers in seven months, and the hiring stretched across more industries. The Labor Department’s so-called diffusion index, which measures the breadth of hiring in 261 private industries, climbed to a 14-month high of 63. It was also the second-highest since February 2015, helped by the biggest monthly jump in employment in goods-producing sectors in nearly 17 years, according to the agency’s job report on Friday.

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