An American worker at a gas field in Texas. The number of US jobs went up 257,000 in January, the 11th straight month of job gains in the country. Photo: AFP

US says jobs rose 257,000 in January; stokes talk of rate hike mid-year

January marked the 11th straight month of job gains above 200,000, the longest streak since 1994

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An American worker at a gas field in Texas. The number of US jobs went up 257,000 in January, the 11th straight month of job gains in the country. Photo: AFP
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