US employers added modest 113,000 jobs in Jan.; unemployment falls to 5-year low of 6.6 pct.

  • Article by: CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 7, 2014 - 12:30 PM

WASHINGTON — A surprisingly weak jobs report for a second straight month has renewed concern that the U.S. economy might be slowing after a strong finish last year.

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kleindropperFeb. 7, 14 7:51 AM

This is the new normal under Obama. No recovery, no jobs, no hope. No upward revision to the dismal December number, either. They took a tick off the rate with "population corrections" for 2014. More games. No results.

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MNSports24Feb. 7, 14 7:55 AM

More of the new normal. The spin is becoming more difficult the longer this lasts.

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ljb6599Feb. 7, 14 7:58 AM

MNSports24....6.6% and dropping...I will take the new normal

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staransicklFeb. 7, 14 7:58 AM

Why have they stopped reporting how many people left the work force? Is maybe because that number explains more why the unemployment number keeps dropping?!

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dlzabzFeb. 7, 14 7:59 AM

No jobs and discouraged workers, new normal. But hey, lets pass some trillion dollar health insurance program and keep delaying it.

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ruphinaFeb. 7, 14 8:00 AM

Unbelievable how there are more people born every day, there are the same number of people at work as 10 years ago, yet somehow the unemployment rate just keeps going down. By the time the election comes around in November, expect them to have declared so many people out of the workforce that there will be less jobs than now, but the unemployment rate will be under 5%. Simply a fairy tale written by his stooges at Labor to help boost his political water carriers. Bill G.

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goferfanzFeb. 7, 14 8:00 AM

Poor growth. More games.... is right. The ACA chokehold on the economy will continue. And who believes govt data anyway? The CBO was just saying how "great" the deficit reduction has been, but anybody checking DTTP at TreasuryDirect sees the debt has risen almost 600B just since October 1.....aka nearly 150B per month for the first four months. The printing of money cant continue, and the beauty of the ACA is that people dont have to work now, right? They can pursue their "dreams."

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ffedericoFeb. 7, 14 8:01 AM

In fact this is a good number. It illustrates that more Americans have chosen to be free free of the burdens of work.

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russ999Feb. 7, 14 8:03 AM

Bloomberg: The 113,000 gain in employment followed a revised 75,000 increase the prior month.

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theagonybhoFeb. 7, 14 8:09 AM

More embarrassing Obama jobs numbers, more jobs created in November than December and January combined, 10 million out of work, its not getting better folks.

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