Federal Reserve likely to raise short-term interest rates next week.
Uemployment rate climbed to 5.2 percent in January.
Small businesses have added over 150,000 workers this year.
The four-week average, which is less volatile, blipped up by 2,250 to 236,500.
Bond funds still the best safety blanket, fund managers say.
Private employers hire most in 3 years.
2016 had smallest gain since 2011.
Coincides with the U.N.-designated International Women’s Day.
Employers must prove they offer equal pay regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality.
Payroll processor ADP said hiring up from 261,000 jobs the previous month.