Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Wonkblog by Danielle Paquette by Danielle Paquette Email the author April 6 at 8:33 AM Email the author President Trump has focused heavily on tariffs, which worries some employers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) The U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The jobless rate stayed flat at 4.1 percent, and wage growth rose slightly, up 2.7 percent from March 2017. There is now a job open for every unemployed person in the country, so heftier pay raises should be on the way, said Dan North, chief economist at Euler Hermes North America, a credit insurance firm. “It’s a pretty solid economic picture altogether,” he said, although job creation slowed from February’s unusually large burst of 326,000 positions. The share of Americans who are employed or job hunting has crept up this year, too. That’s good news to economists, who want to see the labor force participation rate return to pre-recession levels of about 66 percent. It stood at 62.9… Read full this story
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