Surprising Feb. Jobs Report Brings Sign of ‘Spring Thaw’

Surprising Feb. Jobs Report Brings Sign of ‘Spring Thaw’

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businessmen seniors-SCORE board member-FBThe American economy appeared to emerge from a winter hibernation in February, creating more jobs than in either of the previous two months and suggesting that momentum in the labor market might gradually build with the arrival of spring.

With employers hiring 175,000 workers, “The report showed solid job growth despite clearly negative effects from the weather,” said Dean Maki, chief United States economist at Barclays. “It suggests the jobs numbers should improve as the weather gets better.”

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