February jobs report: Unemployment holds amid solid hiring
March 9th, 2012
08:32 AM ET
11 years ago

February jobs report: Unemployment holds amid solid hiring

New York (CNNMoney) - Hiring remained strong in February, but the overall job market is not out of the woods yet.

Employers added 227,000 jobs in February, the Labor Department reported Friday, a pinch slower than in January, when the economy added 284,000 jobs.


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soundoff (11 Responses)

    oh no, bad news for republicans.
    Lets hear all the reasons why this is bad for America.

    March 9, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |

    What does that make it? 25 straight months of private sector job employment. The GOBP is going to have a hard time trying to make a case against the President based solely on the economy. Frankly, if the GOBP weren't in Congress, this recovery would be moving alot faster. But thanks to their consistent obstruction, the recovery is dragging along. It took Congress this long just to pass a jobs bill for small businesses. I guess the election has everything to do with that.

    March 9, 2012 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  3. Fair is Fair

    Good News!

    March 9, 2012 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  4. diridi

    ..............I could clearly see that, because they raised my hours too. And I also seeing lot of goods say Made in USA. Good sign, I do not say false nor mislead. True. Obama2012.

    March 9, 2012 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    I would like to congratulte Pres. Obama on his "crock pot recovery". Easy does it, low and slow.

    March 9, 2012 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  6. Holla

    GOPTG always agree to disagree in terms of economy growing. Obama 2012.

    March 9, 2012 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  7. gt

    just think 20000 thousnads jobs lost because obama would not support the pipe line...sad

    March 9, 2012 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  8. ST

    It was nice that yesterday the House passed jobs bill. Thanks god, slowly but sure we will reach the destination. The light is shinning to everybody and those who can not see, they can now feel it.

    March 9, 2012 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  9. demwit

    227,000 new jobs in Feb!
    355,000 four week average on initial unemployement 4 X 355,000 = 1,420,000 lost jobs.
    Unemployment rate unchanged!?

    Something doesn't add up here! Hmmmm.., I'm so confused..

    March 9, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  10. ST

    Hello demwit, are you living on assumptions? Where did you get the figure 355,000? And that figure remained constantly for 4 weeks. Sorry, I can not get your logic. Can you please clarify it a little bit!

    March 9, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  11. stars

    Thank you lord for all that you do well done president OBAMA!

    March 9, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |