Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs, but Jobless Rate Ticks Up to 6.7%

March 7, 2014

The economy added 175,000 jobs in February—62,000 more than the January job gain but still far below what is needed for recovery—and the nation’s unemployment rate was nearly unchanged at 6.7%, compared with January’s 6.6%, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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