Feb. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc., talks about the January U.S. employment report.
Payrolls rose 157,000 following a revised 196,000 advance in the prior month and a 247,000 surge in November, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. The revisions added a total of 127,000 jobs to the employment count in November and December. The jobless rate increased to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent. Swonk talks with Betty Liu and Michael McKee on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)