Another strong month of hiring would put Fed in tough spot


              A hiring sign is displayed at a retail store in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              Construction workers cross a street in Wilmette, Ill., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              A waitress works at a restaurant in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              FILE - A hiring sign is displayed at a grocery store in Arlington Heights, Ill., Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
            
              FILE - Construction workers work on a building in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
            
              A hiring sign is displayed at a retail store in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              Construction workers cross a street in Wilmette, Ill., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              A waitress works at a restaurant in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              FILE - A hiring sign is displayed at a grocery store in Arlington Heights, Ill., Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
            
              FILE - Construction workers work on a building in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
            
              A hiring sign is displayed at a retail store in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              Construction workers cross a street in Wilmette, Ill., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              A waitress works at a restaurant in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              FILE - A hiring sign is displayed at a grocery store in Arlington Heights, Ill., Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
            
              FILE - Construction workers work on a building in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
            
              A hiring sign is displayed at a retail store in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              Construction workers cross a street in Wilmette, Ill., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              A waitress works at a restaurant in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              FILE - A hiring sign is displayed at a grocery store in Arlington Heights, Ill., Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
            
              FILE - Construction workers work on a building in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
            
              A hiring sign is displayed at a retail store in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              Construction workers cross a street in Wilmette, Ill., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              A waitress works at a restaurant in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              FILE - A hiring sign is displayed at a grocery store in Arlington Heights, Ill., Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
            
              FILE - Construction workers work on a building in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
            
              Construction workers cross a street in Wilmette, Ill., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              A hiring sign is displayed at a retail store in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              A waitress works at a restaurant in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              FILE - A hiring sign is displayed at a grocery store in Arlington Heights, Ill., Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
            
              FILE - Construction workers work on a building in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. America’s employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in December, evidence that the economy remains healthy yet also a sign that the Federal Reserve may still have to raise interest rates aggressively to slow growth and cool inflation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
            
              A hiring sign is displayed at a grocery store in Arlington Heights, Ill., Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. On Friday, the U.S. government issues the December jobs report. Analysts forecast that 210,000 jobs were gained in December, leaving the unemployment rate unchanged.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              FILE - Construction workers work on a building in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. On Friday, the U.S. government issues the December jobs report. Analysts forecast that 210,000 jobs were gained in December, leaving the unemployment rate unchanged.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Another strong month of hiring would put Fed in tough spot