The US economy added 292,000 jobs in December 2015, beating expectations, the Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows.
Professional and business services, construction, health care, and food services all saw job increases.
As well as the strong December jobs figures, US employment figures for October and November 2015 were revised up sharply to show 50,000 more jobs created than previously reported.
The robust figures come after the first US interest rate rise in nearly 10 years in December 2015.
The Federal Reserve raised overnight interest rates last month by a quarter of a percent to between 0.25% and 0.50%.