NUMBERS IN THE NEWS


By Ernie Brown

NUMBERS IN THE NEWS

36,000

Associated Press

The number of jobs employers cut in February, according to the U.S. Labor Department. The number, however, is below analysts’ expectations of 50,000. The severe snowstorms that hammered the East Coast may have affected job losses, the department said, but it wouldn’t quantify the impact. Other data signaled the storms didn’t have as much impact as feared.

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