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Jobs report: Good month, trend uncertain

This is the first month where many of the indicators point positive and the jobs recovery appears to be gaining traction. However, some of February’s growth is simply a positive rebound effect after bad weather last month, and the trend is modest. This limited growth underscores the fact that proposed cuts in federal spending would actually kill jobs and overwhelm recent labor market improvements. –Heidi Shierholz

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