Goldman's Jan Hatzius sees job gains continuing: 'There's a lot of spring in the recovery'

Jan Hatzius
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Goldman Sachs chief economist Jan Hatzius said Friday that he expects the U.S. jobs recovery to beat expectations in the months ahead.

The economy added 1.37 million jobs in August, bringing the unemployment rate to below 9%, according to the Labor Department. Both measures were better than what economists surveyed by Dow Jones anticipated. 

Hatzius said on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" that he saw growth to continue to be strong in the months ahead, even if it had slowed from its mid-summer pace amid the reopenings of cities and states.