Economists: No alarms in weak March job gains

April 4, 2015 12:00 PM

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Economists: No alarms in weak March job gains

Economists don't view the government's report Friday of a skimpy 126,000 job gains in March as a harbinger of sluggish payroll growth in 2015, but several anticipate a slowdown from last year's breakout advances.

Unseasonably cold weather and oil-industry layoffs helped snap a 12-month string of employment gains above 200,000 as the economy added the fewest jobs since December 2013.

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