economy*Sorry Mitt, Newt, Donald, GOP … but the economy is looking better.

The Labor Department says the U.S. economy added 243,000 jobs in January — the fastest growth since April.

The unemployment rate, obtained from a different survey, fell by two-tenths of a percentage point to 8.3%, the lowest it has been since February 2009.

Economists had forecast a gain of 125,000 in payrolls and for the jobless rate to remain at 8.5%.

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