Note: This post was updated several times after the jobs report was released at 8:30 a.m. ET.
The nation's unemployment rate slipped to 6.6 percent in January from 6.7 percent a month before, but employers added only 113,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning.
The jobless rate figure was expected. The job growth number, however, was well below the 185,000 that economists expected.