236,000 new jobs were CREATED or ADDED in the month of February 2013.
The private sector generated 246,000 new jobs, but the government sector continued to shed jobs, 10,000 jobs, in February 2013.
170,000 more people reported themselves as working in February 2013.
The unemployment rate decreased to 7.7% in February 2013. The unemployment rate has been lower than 8.0% for 6 months in a row now. The unemployment rate declined because: 1) More people found work and 2) Many young people 16 to 24 years of age left the labor force. Many of these young people entered or re-entered school.