Weak job growth feeds concerns of slowdown Los Angeles Times • May 7, 2012

Other analysts, citing the distortions caused by the warm winter weather, said they expected job growth to rise again to 175,000 to 200,000 in the coming months — a pickup from the average job growth of 153,000 a month last year. But even that wouldn’t be anything to write home about, said Heidi Shierholz, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute, who worries about the fresh crop of college graduates who will soon be entering the job market.

“Their prospects are better than for the class of 2011, but not by much,” she said. “It’s still very grim.”