'Soft patch' could weigh on March job tally

April 2, 2015 9:29 PM

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The closely followed monthly report on jobs will arrive on Good Friday, but stock investors won't get a chance to react to the latest job reading until trading resumes Monday after the three-day weekend.

Wall Street is expecting job growth to tick down in March, as hiring was likely held back by the economic slowdown in the first quarter caused by wicked winter weather and fallout from the rising dollar's impact on exports and the plunge in crude prices. The median forecasts from Action Economics' s...

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