U.S. job growth weakest since 2013; unemployment rate steady

April 3, 2015 12:35 PM

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U.S. job growth weakest since 2013; unemployment rate steady

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - U.S. employers added the fewest jobs in more than a year in March amid signs the economy was starting to take strain from a strong dollar and lower oil prices, which could delay an anticipated interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve.

Nonfarm payrolls increased 126,000 last month, the smallest gain since December 2013, the Labor Department said on Friday.

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