US economy adds just 88,000 jobs in March

Sunday, 07 April 2013 - 16:26


The US economy added just 88 thousand jobs in March, the lowest increase for nine months.


The number was much weaker than the rise of approximately 200 thousand predicted by economists, and will inevitably raise new concerns about the strength of the US economic recovery.


At the same time, the US jobless rate declined to 7.6% from 7.7% in February.