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March Shows U.S. Job Growth Crawls

U.S. job growth slowed sharply in March as employers added 103,000 positions in the month.

The figure was lower than expected and left the unemployment rate unchanged at 4.1 percent.

Analysts said the cold weather may have contributed to the slowdown, which was anticipated to some degree after February’s blockbuster gains.

The low unemployment rate may also be making it hard to find workers.

Mark Hamrick, senior economic analyst for interest rate-tracking website Bankrate.com, said that the March report from the U.S. Labor Department looked at in isolation, was on the disappointing side.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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