U.S. jobs report whiffs, misses expectations by nearly half

April 3, 2015 12:49 PM

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U.S. jobs report whiffs, misses expectations by nearly half

The U.S. economy looked a little less rosy on Friday morning than it had in recent months.

The U.S. added 126,000 non-farm payroll jobs last month, well below economists' expectations of close to 250,000. The unemployment rate stayed at 5.5%, according to the report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. March proved to be the worst month for job additions since December 2013.

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