Economy

Reasons For Slow U.S. Job Growth Unclear

NPR | April 7, 2013 8:08 a.m.

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Dan Bobkoff

Job growth plummeted in March after several months of solid growth, with employers adding just 88,000 new workers to their payrolls. No one knows exactly why the job market stalled, but among the theories is the payroll tax increase, the sequester, more trouble in Europe and a seasonal pattern where hiring picks up in winter and tails off during the spring.

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