Jobs: A February Cooling Trend?

Nonfarm payrolls are likely to be lower than 2006, though that could be due to bad weather. Lower numbers may boost financial-market volatility

It looks like U.S. job growth slowed last month—it's just not clear by how much. In the government's February employment report for the month scheduled for release Mar. 9, we at Action Economics peg February nonfarm payroll growth at only 90,000; market forecasts range as low as 25,000 and as high as 165,000.

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