US employers add 225,000 jobs, unemployment rises to 3.6%

(AP) – Hiring jumped at the beginning of the year as employers added 225,000 jobs, bolstering an economy that faces threats from Boeing’s shutdown and a viral outbreak in China.

The Labor Department also said that a half-million people poured into the job market in January and not all of them found jobs.

That lifted the unemployment rate to 3.6%, from a half-century low of 3.5% in December.