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.
In the third straight month of solid gains, nonfarm payroll employment in the U.S. rose by 227,000 in February but the unemployment rate held at 8.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning. Government layoffs... Read Post
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
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