In February, the government reported employers added just 20,000 jobs, a figure that fell far below expectations. The overall unemployment rate still fell, to 3.8 percent, and wages rose. But was that jobs creation figure an anomaly or the start of a trend? With the March jobs figure coming out Friday, what will economists be looking for?
Correction (April 4, 2019): The audio version of this story has been changed to correct David Shulman’s name.
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