Fed Has One More Reason to Delay Rate Rise as Hiring Slumps

April 3, 2015 9:11 PM

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A hiccup in the jobs data may give Federal Reserve officials pause as they ponder the right time for a liftoff.

Employers in the U.S. added 126,000 workers in March, the fewest since December 2013, Labor Department data showed Friday. Revisions to prior months disappointed as well, subtracting 69,000 jobs from the previous counts for January and February.

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