Updated at 10:31 a.m. ET
Fear of the coronavirus doesn't appear to have infected the U.S. job market yet, despite sending shivers through Wall Street.
A new report from the Labor Department says employers added 273,000 jobs in February — the same as in January. The February increase was about 100,000 more than private analysts had forecast. The unemployment rate dipped to 3.5%, matching a 50-year low.
Job gains for December and January were revised up by a total of 85,000.