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Mixed Reactions to Jobs Report

President Obama, for one, is encouraged by the latest economic numbers. Employers added 227,000 jobs in February – the third straight month in which more than 200,000 jobs were added to the economy – keeping the unemployment rate steady at 8.3 percent. Another good sign in the new Labor Department report was an uptick in the manufacturing sector, which was behind of 31,000 of the jobs added last month.
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Jobs Numbers and the Economics of Emotion

Business & Finance : The Curious Capitalist (2 years ago)

Consumer confidence is up, and the new jobs numbers – the U.S. added 227,000 jobs in February, the third straight month of 200,000-plus gains — show that the U.S. economy continues to improve. Does that mean we are going to finally ... Read Post

U.S. adds jobs, but unemployment up to 9 percent

Politics : Salon.com: Politics (3 years ago)

Employers added more than 200,000 jobs in April for the third straight month, the biggest hiring spree in five years. But the unemployment rate rose to 9 percent in part because some people resumed looking for work. Read Post

Unemployment Holds Steady

Politics / US Politics : Taegan Goddard's Political Wire (2 years ago)

The U.S. economy added 227,000 jobs in February, with the unemployment rate steady at 8.3%, the Wall Street Journal reports. Reuters: "Employment grew solidly for a third straight month in February, a sign the economic recovery was ... Read Post


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