Updated at 11:23 a.m. ET
The U.S. labor market revved up in January, with employers adding 225,000 jobs. That's well above the number forecasters were expecting. The unemployment rate inched up to 3.6%, near a 50-year low, according to a new report from the Labor Department.
Employment growth for November and December was also revised upwards by a total of 7,000 jobs.