Accounting Adds 9,400 Jobs in January

BLS reports workforce at seasonally adjusted 930,500.

January's 930,500 roster represents a seasonally adjusted gain of about 10%, one of the largest month--to-month changes in recent memory.

January's gain followed a 2,700-jobs gain in December, to 918,4000, a figure which remained relatively unchanged in the BLS's monthly revisions.

On a not seasonally adjusted basis, January's accounting and bookkeeping services payroll advanced to 1.035 million from, 925,600 in December.

Overall, the U.S. unemployment rate fell from 10.0 to 9.7 percent in January, and nonfarm payroll employment was essentially unchanged. Employment fell in construction and in transportation and warehousing, while temporary help services and retail trade led in job growth.