March Jobs Report: Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold

The March report showed the work-week got slightly longer (up by 0.2 hours) while average hourly earnings fell by a penny Photograph by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Employers hired 192,000 people in March, and the unemployment rate stayed pat at 6.7 percent, according to the government’s latest jobs report. That’s pretty much exactly in line with expectations, though not quite the early spring bounce that many were hoping for after a bleak winter.

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