Seattle Police Det. Kevin Nelson, left, talks with U.S. Army soldiers, in October, as they take part in a job fair that was part of a "transition summit" intended to provide employment and educational information to soldiers who may exit military service in the next year, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
The U.S. economy gained just 126,000 jobs in March, a figure well short of economists' expectations, the Labor Department reports. The unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 percent.
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