The Feb 2012 non-farm payroll increased by 227k. The Private Sector increased by 233k.
The Dec and Jan non-farm payroll jobs were revised upward by 61k new jobs.
U-3 unemployment rate remained stable at 8.3%, however the U-6 rate dropped from 15.1% to 14.9%.
As we noted in last night's article on the preview of the Feb jobs report, the U-6 and job creation numbers are more important to focus on than the U-3 rate.
Over the weekend we will crunch the numbers. Stay tuned for more deets!
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