U.S. companies added a whopping 298,000 new jobs in February, beating economists’ expectations by more than 100,000.
The report from ADP, a global human resources and payroll firm, provides the first hard economic numbers from Donald Trump’s first full month as president.
Trump tweeted a self-congratulatory note, calling the number ‘much more than expected!’
He also wrote Wednesday on Twitter about another similar measure, citing numbers from a new LinkedIn workforce report that showed strong job-adding numbers from January and February.
Those months ‘were the strongest consecutive months for hiring since August and September 2015,’ the president tweeted, mirroring the report’s language.