The U.S. economy added 313,000 jobs in January, according to the monthly employment report released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This seasonally adjusted figure is a 30-percent increase from January’s upwardly revised addition of 239,000 jobs, and marks a 56-percent increase from last February, when 200,000 jobs were created. This reading also significantly exceeds economists’ expectations that 205,000 new jobs would be added last month.