U.S. Adds 236K Jobs in March Versus Forecasts for 239K
Data from earlier this week began to hint at some weakness in the labor market, with the ADP on Wednesday reporting just 145,000 private sector jobs added in March versus 210,000 expected. Then on Thursday, the Department of Labor reported weekly initial jobless claims of 228,000 against forecasts for just 200,000. In addition, the previous week’s 192,000 initial claims was revised up to 246,000.