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Labor Dept.: 236,000 Jobs Added In February

Labor Dept.: 236,000 Jobs Added In February

The Labor Department says the economy added 236,000 jobs in February and the national unemployment rate is now 7.7%.  Most of the jobs were added in professional and business services, construction and healthcare.  The number of unemployed people is estimated to be around 12 million.  Nearly five million people have been unemployed for more than six months. 

 

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