The economy gained a 20,000 jobs in February, indicating that the nation’s 10-year economic expansion has potentially hit a speed bump.
Monthly employment data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics also showed that the February unemployment rate ticked down to 3.8 percent, after spiking last month due to temporary layoffs from the 35-day partial government shutdown.
Wage growth grew by 0.3 percent, with lower-wage workers seeing the most benefit.
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