Construction, manufacturing, services powered robust US job growth in January

Economic IndicatorsAssociated Press

A broad range of industries propelled U.S. job growth in January, an encouraging sign that the improving economy is permeating nearly all sectors of the economy.

Education and health-related employers added 46,000 jobs, professional services 39,000. Over the past 12 months, those two sectors have combined for more than 1.2 million jobs.

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Goods-producing industries also posted strong numbers. Construction added 39,000 jobs, manufacturing 22,000.

Two sectors recorded declines in January: Government, along with transportation and warehousing.

Here's a look at the jobs added or lost in each major industry category: