U.S. payrolls rise 304,000 while wage gains cool amid shutdown

UNITED STATES nonfarm payrolls increased by 304,000 in January, the most in almost a year, after a downwardly revised 222,000 gain the prior month. BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON
UNITED STATES nonfarm payrolls increased by 304,000 in January, the most in almost a year, after a downwardly revised 222,000 gain the prior month. BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON
NEW YORK - United States hiring in January topped all forecasts while wage gains cooled and the government shutdown pushed up the unemployment rate, signaling job…

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