Skip Navigation
NPR News

Reasons For Slow U.S. Job Growth Unclear

by Dan Bobkoff
Apr 6, 2013 (Weekend Edition Saturday) — 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.

Hear this

This text will be replaced
Launch in player

Share this


Explore this

Reported by

Dan Bobkoff

Related Topics at NPR.org

Read full story transcript

Missing some content? Check the source: NPR
Copyright(c) 2014, NPR

Visitor comments

on:

NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.