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'Muy Bueno': Economists React To January Jobs Report On Twitter

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 304,000 jobs in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, marking the country's 100th straight month of employment gains. The unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4% from 3.9% in December.


Employment was up in several industries, including industries closely related to real estate. Employment in leisure and hospitality rose by 74,000 jobs in January, and construction employment rose by 52,000 jobs. The construction industry has added 338,000 jobs over the past 12 months. 

Here's how economists and others reacted to the jobs report on Twitter.