The U.S Department of Labor said today in Washington that the U.S. economy was able to add 227 thousand workers to the nonfarm payrolls in February, after hiring 284 thousand (revised from 243 thousand) in January, Beating median estimates of 210 thousand.

Unemployment rate in the U.S. stood at 8.3 percent this past month, still the lowest in three years.

Average hourly earning in February was unchanged from the prior revised estimate at 0.1 percent and rose to 1.9 percent from 1.8 percent from the a year ago. Average Weekly hours for all employers stood at 34.5 percent.