A day before the government report on jobs comes out, economists said the U.S. economy likely added jobs last month. The economists predicted that payrolls added 15,000 workers in January after dropping 85,000 the previous month. "Businesses have gotten to very lean levels of staffing, so there's not a lot of fat to cut," said Michael Feroli, an economist at JPMorgan Chase. Payrolls may grow "through the rest of the year."

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